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‘Spider-Man’ Calls In Musical Reinforcements

Troubled Show Hires Former Tony Winner To Help Bono, Edge
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Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

An actor is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” (credit: AP Photo/The O and M Co., Jacob Cohl)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The trouble-plagued Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has hired a veteran director to help with the show’s sound and arrangements.

Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said Paul Bogaev will be working with U2’s Bono and The Edge to improve the quality of music on the $65 million show.

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Bogaev was musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express” and “Sunset Boulevard.”

“Spider-Man” is set to open March 15. It has been delayed several times, had a main actress quit and suffered numerous accidents that have left several actors hospitalized.

Bogaev won a Tony nomination in 2004 for his work on “Bombay Dreams.” He has a history of working with rock musicians who are crafting musicals, including “Tarzan” with Phil Collins and “Aida” with Elton John.

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(The Associated Press Contributed to this report)

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