At one point, it seemed too weird (or, depending on your perspective, awesome) to exist: a big-budget Broadway musical about Spider-Man, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge from U2.
Not only is it real, we’ve finally got an official opening date for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark after several various delays — previews start on November 14, with an opening date just in time for the holidays, December 21. (Sadly, not in time for this year’s New York Comic Con.) With an America Express pre-sale starting in three days on the official Web site, it looks like these dates just might stick.
As offered through Marvel’s e-mail mailing list, a pre-sale for American Express card-holding Marvel Comics fans starts today.
With a budget of $50 million, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has been widely reported as the most expensive musical in Broadway history. It stars Reeve Carney as Peter Parker and is directed by Julie Taymor, who won a Tony for directing the stage adaptation of The Lion King. First announced more than three years ago, the musical was originally scheduled to debut this past February.