Just in case you were wondering: U2’s The Edge (aka Dave Evans) says the Broadway musical’ “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” is on.
The $45 million musical has been in limbo for a while as new financing was found to replace old.
But Edge says a meeting took place yesterday with all the principals, including director Julie Taymor. New producer Michael Cohl is getting everything in place. The wheels are turning.
Says Edge: “It will open before the end of the year.”
Unlike many naysayers, we want to see Spider-Man spin his web on Broadway. We also want to hear that U2 score. “The music is just about finished, too,” Edge says.
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