So here's a sentence I can almost guarantee you didn't know you were going to be reading today: There's a Broadway musical based on Archie in the works, written and co-produced by Adam McKay and Funny Or Die. And before you ask, no, you are not dreaming, and yes, this is actually happening.
Spider-Man has spun his last web on Broadway. Two-and-a-half years after it officially opened, lagging ticket sales are bringing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to a close in January 2014.
But the show isn't ending entirely, according to producer Jeremiah J. Harris. A "revamped version" of the show will open in Las Vegas in 2015.
While the production drama associated with the Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark has seemingly passed, it seems that legal battles associated with the Broadway musical haven't been put to rest just yet. Former Turn off the Dark director Julie Taymor's lawsuit against producing company, 8 Legged Productions, now has
It may sound like the kind of announcement that makes you suspicious about some people getting an early jump on the April Fools stories, but IDW Publishing announced yesterday that it's teaming up with the Topps Company to co-produce a Broadway musical based on the 1960s trading card series Mars Attacks, written and produced by Chew writer John Layman.According to Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing President, co-producing
Over the past three years, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has suffered through a staggering array of problems ranging from constant delays of its opening to the departure of director Julie Taymor to cast members being injured during the musical's complex stunts. Unfortunately, it n
Amassing a host of serious injuries, delays and poor reviews, the $65+ million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical seemed especially doomed when a New York Times writeup deemed even its "new" version "so grievously broken in every respect that it is beyond repair" earlier this month. There's new
Through all of its problems over the past year or so, Spidey fans have been champing at the bit for just a little hope that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be ANY good. At this point previews of the show's cast, music and costumes have all proven nothing short of polarizing, but could the $60
After more than three years of stops and starts, cast members being announced and dropping out, and rumors of wildly escalating production costs that would've eighty-sixed a lesser musical, it looks as though "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" is finally swinging on over to New York's Great White Way.
According to a report that comes to us via the "L.A. Times," Broadway's Spider-Man-inspired musical is set
It looks like the lights are indeed back on for Spider-Man's Broadway adventures. After months of speculation and "will-they, won't-they" head scratching amid casting announcements and financial woe rumors, it appears Marvel Comics' recently acquired parent company is footing the bills necessary to push "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" ahead on Broadway.
Bono and The Edge of U2, who are scoring the Spider-Man musical, turn the wankery up to 11 in this interview where they talk about how the story of Spider-Man is really the story of every rock and roll star, which is to emerge from unpopular youth into self-obsessed superstardom as a form of vengeance on the people who picked on them? Because egotism and retaliation are totally what Peter Parker is all about?
(Via Topless Robot)