Poster for SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, a new Broadway Musical
A street performer in Spider-Man costume, photo taken on 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, February 21, 2009 (unrelated to the production)
Playbill.com reports that “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark”, a new musical will begin previews at the Hilton Theatre on Jan. 16, 2010. Bono and The Edge of U2 are creating new music and lyrics while Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor (of Broadway’s “The Lion King,”) will direct. “Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected—yielding new characters as well as familiar faces—until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero’s journey,” according to the group sales listing for the show at Broadway.com.