As we await the next inevitable delay for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," let's pause to remember a time when Captain America nearly hoofed it on the Great White Way in the Captain America musical that almost was.
The year was 1985. If you were reading comics back then, you might remember seeing this utterly bizarre ad looking for a girl age 10-14 who co
It's more bad news for the beleaguered Spider-Man musical. Like all the arts, it's sometimes unfortunate to think about, but Broadway shows are as much a business as anything else. So when a troubled, ginormously-budgeted musical based on one of the world's most popular superheroes starts to struggle, a venue has to closely examine its bottom line. That
As the Spider-Man's big musical debut, "Spider-Man: Turn Out the Dark," continues its uncertain march to a possible Broadway premiere, our spider-sense is warning us of a possible huge spider-flop. It sounds ridiculous from the start: A Spider-Man musical written by U2's Bono, directed by the Julie Taymor (who di
While the Spider-Man musical hovers in the theater version of production hell alongside the floating head of Bono, another superhero musical has surfaced on the internet: "It's a Bird.. It's a Plane... It's Superman!" All 90 minutes of the 1975 TV special (based on the 1966 Broadway show) are now online.
For a few days after "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" stole the show at the Neil Patrick-hosted Emmys back in September, it was all any nerd could do to keep from bursting into song .
Now, thanks to Cartoon Network's "Batman: The Brave & the Bold," NPH is back in the villain seat as the diabolical Music Meister in the appropriately titled episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" which is set to premiere Friday, Oct. 23.
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?
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