Tony Award winning director Julie Taymor provides an update to LA.com on her latest baby: Spider-Man The Musical. She’s been collaborating with U2’s Bono and The Edge for a while now to cast and develop the score and lyrics.
“We want to open in New York, and there aren’t enough Broadway houses,” says Taymor, adding that Bono and The Edge have finished the book and lyrics for the project. “It’s really tricky because ours is a big musical that’s really unusual. It will have some fabulous things in it because it’s got a very strong book.” She says, “I’m very proud of the songs that Bono and Edge wrote. It’s a real rock-and-roll musical, so we’re not worried about that aspect.
It appears Marvel Entertainment is sharing producing credits on this, not surprising since MVL is generating a lot of its revenue from licensing deals at least the last 7+ years. I believe this is the first time though that a MVL character has made it to Broadway so Stan Lee can add another feather to his cap. 🙂
If you’re interested in this oddity, here’s Playbill news on the Spidey casting calls in April 2007.
[via Superhero Hype]