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Spider-Man Musical Gets Title and Opening Date

Spiderman_broadway poster Following our news last week that more auditions for the upcoming Spider-Man Broadway musical will be held soon in NYC -- and that the musical's rehearsal and performance dates had been delayed -- the Onion A.V. Club offers some more info about the big-budget superhero musical today.

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark will open Feb. 18, 2010 at the Hilton Theatre on Broadway.

Playbill, Variety and the L.A. Times, among other sources, confirm the news, and add that previews will begin Jan. 16, 2010; tickets reportedly go on sale in June.

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark? Really? What is that supposed to mean? The A.V. Club has also posted an excerpt from the latest press release from Marvel:

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.

Yea, we really have no idea what to make of all this anymore. Even directed by Julie Taymor, with music by Bono and The Edge of U2, the production at this point seems destined to be a train wreck -- but we'll still be there opening night to watch the web-slinger swing above the stage. And climb walls. You know, all that stuff we've seen countless times on Broadway, right?

Visit the official site, www.spidermanonbroadway.com.

-- Daniel Lehman

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