Why did this take so long? There's an all-singing, all-dancing Ayn Rand off-Broadway production coming to New York in May. The Anthem is inspired by Rand's novella "Anthem," set in a world where individuality is illegal. Including the cowboy from the Village People!
Marvel execs rejected the Spider-Man musical as "entirely wrong," after they saw an early draft that featured the supervillain Arachne, according to a new tell-all book by the long-suffering playwright who worked on the book.
Referring to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark as a train wreck is both a tautology and inaccurate. After all, never in human history have two trains — upon crashing — suddenly morphed Voltron-style into a patchwork homunculus made of stray bits of caboose and bar car who suddenly begins bellowing, "THIS LOOKS BAD BUT WE…
And the hits for the Spidey musical just keep coming. After a few weeks without any reported injuries, Julie Taymor's Spider-Man musical takes another swipe, this time from the New Yorker. Plus, more skits poking fun at the troubled production.
Decades before Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark was just a twinkle in Julie Taymor's eye, Broadway had weathered a prior most expensive scifi musical ever: 1972's Via Galactica, a spacey extravaganza starring Raul Julia and a set made of trampolines.
More trouble for Julie Taymor's Spidey musical. Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne, and sings five numbers (including the title track), is leaving the production after suffering from a concussion last month. Will this inspire others to jump ship? [NY Times]
The Spiderman musical. It's cursed! Or at least very poorly conceived. Either way, to get cartoonishly caught up on everything that's gone tragi-hilariously wrong with Julie Taymor's über-expensive production of Turn Off the Dark, look no further. [NMA]
The $65-million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not unlike eating a caramel-covered, poisonous arachnid. It's a deranged spectacle that's sweet going down.
The latest TV spots for the Spider-Man musical have hit the web. Check out footage of the high-flying stunts, Carnage, Kraven, and the gangster Hammerhead, who has been transformed into a macrocephalic parade float.
Internet reaction to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has oscillated between abject horror and Doc Brown's face when the model DeLorean catches on fire in 1955. But I'll be a contrarian and say that this musical will be transcendent.
U2 previewed the first song from their Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark this morning, and...wow. It's much, much worse than we'd feared. Did you know if you fly too high, you can get too close to the sun?
Frank Miller's solo directorial debut, The Spirit, may have crashed and burned, but he's not done bringing camp to noirtown. Check out this sexy 30-second tease for his Gucci fragrance ad, starring Chris "Captain America" Evans and Evan Rachel Wood.
I love how 1995's "M.C. Spy-D" theme tune (which I own on CD, because I am a total loser, and because it only cost 50 cents) mashes up Queen's "We Will Rock You" with a very ill-advised hip hop vibe. And then at some point, it feels as though May is trying to do his own version of Prince's "Batdance," by changing…
We thought the Spider-Man musical fiasco was finished, crushed to death under its $45 million budget. But it seems the sunglassed superstar Bono, who wrote the show's score, has stepped in to save the day. [New York Post]
Sounds like the rumors about singing Spidey's rapidly fraying money web are true. The $45 million musical written by Bono and The Edge, put the crew on hiatus and now the actors have been released from their contracts. The New York Post is calling it the biggest fiasco in Broadway history, and quoting experts saying…
Have you been wondering why the Spider-Man musical is called Turn Off The Dark? Apparently Bono, the musical's songwriter, came up with the name. Says director Julie Taymor: "It was a story that he heard about a child who would say to his daddy, he was sleeping, and instead of saying ‘turn on the light,' he would say…
The identities of Mary Jane Watson and Norman Osborn's Broadway incarnations has been revealed, and fans of Marvel's movies may find the actor behind the latest Green Goblin slightly familiar... well, if they can imagine the blue fur for themselves.
Does the Spider-Man musical make your Spidey-sense tingle with possible lameness? U2's Bono and The Edge felt the same. They explain their change of heart in a video interview, which also shows off what may be the show's logo.