Will Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Help Save Spider-Man?

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Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa may be coming to the rescue of another masked man.

Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Robert Aguirre-Sacasa

Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently penned revisions to the 1966 Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical It's a Bird…It's a Plane...It's Superman, has been approached by the producers of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark to help rewrite the book for the $65 million production, according to the New York Times.

The playwright has made no agreement with the production, although two sources familiar with the current discussions told the Times that Aguirre-Sacasa has seen the new musical on two occasions and had indicated that he was interested in joining the Spider-Man team.

Neither Aguirre-Sacasa nor a spokesperson for the much-in-the-news musical could offer the Times any further details.

Aguirre-Sacasa, who has written Spider-Man stories for Marvel Comics, has also penned the plays Good Boys and True, Based on a Totally True Story, The Mystery Plays and The Muckle Man.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark features a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge. The musical had originally been announced to arrive during the 2009 season, but was postponed due to financing.

After several postponements, the production is currently scheduled to open at the Foxwoods Theatre March 15.

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