Apparently the title character in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark won’t sing: the Edge decided that “a guy singing in tights can’t happen.”
This, along with earlier comments such as: “It is much more like opera than a straight musical. We’re actually not calling it a musical for that reason because we don’t want to put people off;” makes me wonder what the Edge is doing writing a Broadway musical since he doesn’t seem to be a fan of the genre.
Is it necessary to love this stuff to make a successful show? Or will he have an advantage in trying to stretch musical theater in a new direction?
There’s so much drama associated with the show – we still don’t know how the Disney aquisition of Marvel is going to affect it. Will the Disney on Broadway franchise get involved or will they let Hello Entertainment keep at the forefront?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the next slice of news about this problem-ridden, extremely expensive show.