The New Yorker cover takes a shot at the Spider-Man musical

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. » 1/11/11 8:30am 1/11/11 8:30am

Lead Actress flees the Spider-Man musical

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] » 12/29/10 8:00am 12/29/10 8:00am

Ambulances Called, Show Stopped After 'Big Accident' During Spider-Man…

Uh-oh: According to several people in the audience of tonight's show, the Bono-penned, Julie Taymor-directed Spider-Man musical Turn off the Dark just stopped a performance mid-show after an actor was involved in a 'big accident'—possibly a two-story fall. » 12/20/10 10:04pm 12/20/10 10:04pm

Luckily, it seems as though the actor involved is okay,… » 12/20/10 10:04pm 12/20/10 10:04pm

U2's Spider-Man Musical Can't Be Worse Than Brian May's "Spy-D" Theme…

Long before U2's Bono and The Edge even thought about writing emo ballads for Peter Parker to sing, Queen's Brian May put out a Spider-Man theme song under the name "MC Spy-D." It may be the worst theme song ever. » 11/09/09 9:30am 11/09/09 9:30am

Can't Sleep. Space Clown Will Get Me

Here's the first clown in space, Cirque Du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte. Can you imagine being stuck in a confined International Space Station with this man? I think I would be sabotaging my own life support after an hour. » 10/12/09 9:30am 10/12/09 9:30am

Spider-Man Musical Hanging On A Single Strand?

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] » 9/02/09 4:06pm 9/02/09 4:06pm

Spider-Man Musical "Biggest Fiasco In Broadway History"

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… » 8/12/09 4:30pm 8/12/09 4:30pm

Who Came Up With The Spider-Man Musical's Goofy-Ass Name? It Was Bono.

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… » 7/17/09 12:58pm 7/17/09 12:58pm

U2 Talk About Scoring the "Spider-Man" Musical

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. » 6/11/09 1:20pm 6/11/09 1:20pm

Spider-Man Musical Will Be Circus Of Pain

Singing and dancing worked out so well in Spider-Man 3 that somebody felt we needed a more concentrated dose. The Spider-Man musical hits Broadway in late 2008 or early 2009. Director Julie Taymor wants to use Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, stars of her critically panned Beatles romp Across The Universe. You won't… » 11/21/07 1:30pm 11/21/07 1:30pm