U2’s Spider-Man Broadway show back on track

Last June, we told you geeks that Bono and The Edge (of that famous Irish rock band U2) would be scoring the music for the upcoming Spider-Man Broadway show entitled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Now, a year later, you’re probably expecting us to tell you that the show is a smash success and all is well. Well, True Believers, things are once again not-so for teenage misfit Peter Parker.

Well, it’s not that bad. According to the New York Times (via RollingStone.com), a spokesman for the show said the $50 million production will begin full rehearsals on August 16th, only slightly behind their original launch date of February 2010. Apparently, the show (directed by Julie Taymor of Across the Universe fame) had a “cash flow problem”, which caused two of its stars, Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming (playing Mary Jane Watson and the Green Goblin respectively), to leave the production. While there’s no word yet who will replace them, leading man Reeve Carney did happen to tweet that he’s already begun his aerial choreography.

As always, stay tuned for more details as they’re announced.


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