Thursday, September 9, 2010

My spider-sense is nauseous

Superheroes and musicals have a long history of fail, going back at least as far as the wretched It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman! show from 1966. Tim Burton and Jim Steinman even threatened us with a Batman musical a while back, and the fact that the project fell apart suggests there is a god (though the existence of Batman and Robin proves otherwise.) There are demos from the Batman musical floating around (and one was even recorded by Meat Loaf for Bat Out of Hell III) if you're curious, but they're just a little less disturbing than Two Girls/One Cup.

Not content to be out-done by DC, Marvel is staging a Spider-Man musical directed by Julie Taymor (who really ought to know better) and music by members of U2. If you want to know what to expect from the show, a song will be performed Friday on Good Morning America.

From Marvel:
If you're in New York, you can also see the performance live yourself and hear additional music from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" by heading down to the Hudson Theatre, located in the Millennium Broadway hotel at 145 West 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue. Audience members should arrive starting at 6:30AM on Friday, Sep. 20. For more information, visit http://SpiderManOnBroadway.com.
So tune in to "Good Morning America" tomorrow morning from 7:00AM-9:00AM EST to get your first look at Spider-Man's Broadway debut!

2 comments:

  1. "Meat Load"? tell us how you REALLY feel, Creep.

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  2. Fixed! (Although Meat Load has a ring to it.)

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