Despite an estimated $60 million budget, the effort of director Julie Taymor, and the music of U2's Bono and The Edge, the Broadway musicalSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark experienced a few hiccups during its first preview on Sunday. THR reports that the show "ran over three-and-a-half hours" and "stopped at least five times times as actors dangled from cables with flying tricks gone wrong."
However, like any good piece of the theater, the show must go on. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman for the show revealed to THR. "Previews will continue as planned."
This is good news for fans of comic book musicals (1966's It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman anyone?), and U2 fans wondering what Bono and The Edge have done with the music. The two musicians told MTV that there are many similarities between the Irish rockers and the fictional superhero despite growing up in different countries, they all share "fairly humble origins." the edge is peter parker, Bono is the green goblin >> Posted 11.30.10 by Ryan