First Song From the Spider-Man Musical: ‘Boy Falls From the Sky’ [Video]
Depending on your opinions of a number of potentially divisive concepts — musical theatre, Julie Taymor, Bono — the development of a Broadway musical based on Marvel Comics‘ flagship superhero, Spider-Man, is either tremendously exciting or unspeakably vulgar.
For better or for worse, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is real and will debut November 14 on Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre. Directed by Julie Taymor (multi-award-winning director and costume designer of “The Lion King” musical) with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, “Turn Off the Dark” would appear (based on publicity materials) to be a more or less faithful depiction of Spidey on stage, albeit with presumably spontaneous interludes of singing and dancing to new songs by U2’s Bono and The Edge, who created the music and lyrics for the show.
Read more and hear the song after the jump.The first listen to the U2 duo’s work happened this morning as part of a “Turn Off the Dark” blitz on “Good Morning America” that included Spider-Man/Peter Parking actor Reeve Carney performing “Boy Falls from the Sky” for a live audience of women in “I <3 P.P.” who were certainly not plants.
As for the song itself, well, it’s no “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” but you can decide for yourself with the help of the laughably bad video rip below (thanks again to the media corporations of the world and their draconian licensing practices, for keeping the Internet funny).
Also featured on “Good Morning America” was a fairly long interview with Taymor and Bono & The Edge, where they discussed their involvement with the project.ï»¿