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Subj: Re: CONFIRMED: SPIDER-MAN THE MUSICAL WTF!!!!??
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 at 07:06:49 pm EDT
Reply Subj: CONFIRMED: SPIDER-MAN THE MUSICAL WTF!!!!??
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 at 02:43:35 pm EDT
Ya know, it's weird -- for months now I've been seeing parallels between the characters of USM and Les Miserables. Guess someone else is seeing something like that too.
Hmmm... and the upcoming story in 616 Spidey's world is called "One More Day" Interesting. (Yeah, I know the song is titled "One Day More" but still...
> CONFIRMED: SPIDER-MAN THE MUSICAL
> Press Release
> Marvel Studios has confirmed that plans are underway to produce a Broadway musical based on Marvel’s ever popular Super Hero, Spider-Man. Produced by Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, and SONY Pictures Entertainment (billing in formation), the musical will be directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with U2’s Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics for the project. A reading is scheduled to take place this summer. No dates for a Broadway opening have been confirmed at this time.
> The Spider-Man musical will mark the first time a Marvel character has been the subject of a show on Broadway. In addition to co-producing the show, Hello Entertainment is arranging all financing for the project.
> "Marvel continues to look to every entertainment medium to support the enduring popularity of our Super Heroes, and we are thrilled with the talent on board. The all star creative team -- led by Julie Taymor, Bono and The Edge -- is second to none and we are certain this project will delight fans of Spider-Man and new audiences alike," said David Maisel, Chairman, Marvel Studios, whose previous Broadway credits include spearheading the 1999 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fosse.