U2’s Spider-Man Broadway Musical To Resume Rehearsals
The new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, featuring music by [lastfm]U2[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Edge[/lastfm], will begin rehearsals again next month after a forced hiatus.
Actor [lastfm]Reeve Carney[/lastfm], who plays Spider-Man’s alter-ego Peter Parker, took to Twitter and confirmed the news.
“Wow, man, I can’t wait for the world to see this thing. It’s finally happening!! I honestly can’t believe I’m getting paid to do things my mom would have killed me for when I was a kid! Ha!”
Rehearsals were halted earlier this year when producers failed to raise the $50 million needed to stage the show. The production team has yet to confirm the replacements for [lastfm]Evan Rachel Wood[/lastfm] and Tony Award winning actor [lastfm]Alan Cumming[/lastfm], who left the production during the long delays.
In a recent interview with Spinner.com, Bono said the musical is “not a straight take on the myth. We’ve taken it to a much more dizzy place than you’d expect. We’ve got big tunes. We’re very proud of it.”