23 Sep 2008
The new Julie Taymor musical Spider-Man could arrive on Broadway as early as 2009, according to a report on IESB.net.
The film website says that Marvel chairman David Maisel announced Sept. 22 at the Thomas Weisel Consumer Conference in New York that he hopes the new musical based on the famed comic strip will be on the boards in 2009.
Lion King Tony winner Taymor will direct Spider-Man, which features a score by Bono and The Edge of U2. No casting, theatre or timetable has been announced.
As previously reported, the comic giant Marvel Entertainment will share producing credits with Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle and Martin McCallum.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!