‘Spider-Man’ Calls In Musical Reinforcements

Troubled Show Hires Former Tony Winner To Help Bono, Edge

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.

Think ‘Spider-Man’ will ever live up to the hype? Tells us your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this report)

  • Fred

    Spider-Man = Tourist-Trap

  • martin r

    they should give free tkts for each perf until they open so more people can see it and give them feedback to fix it up i know i cant afford a bdway show and i live a few blocks away from the theatre

  • monicb

    No wonder crime is up. Spiderman is too busy doing these ridiculous musicals.

  • Capt.Jack

    Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark should not be a play, it should be an “act” in Vegas.

    • Matt

      I agree, but that’s what they’ve turned Broadway into, one huge Vegas act. Broadway stopped catering to theatre lovers once Disney chased everyone out so they could move in. Now the aim is to get tourist dollars by turning some 80s movie or in this case a comic book, into a musical revue. Just as well since those of us who live in this over priced city can’t afford to see a show anyway.

  • out of work

    spider man is like bono,him self centred ,baldy little man who gets special
    shoes made so he can look taller than his 5 /4 foot four inches.
    bono advocates charity for 3rd world countries? and ireland is broke
    and mr bono never pays taxes to ireland , cause he says he does not
    have residence in ireland@ does he pay taxes in the USA@

  • Mitchell Rentzler

    Oh no! Can anything save Spidey now?

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