Preview of Spider-Man musical

I am ecstatic to see that Spider-Man is hitting broadway. Not just hitting Broadway, but slamming into it with the brute force of a phenomenal director and epic music talent. Will it be any good though? Modern Fabulousity is a blog that has a penchant for providing coverage of the theater industry, and they got themselves a preview of the musical. Based on their report, I'm extremely intrigued. Julie Taymor (The Lion King) directing, Eiko Ishioka (Coppola's Dracula and the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony) is doing costumes and U2's Bono and The Edge are scoring the broadway musical. The story will go in a direction opposite that of Sam Raimi, focusing more on New York and the real world aspects of the story. Villains making cameos are Green Goblin, Lizard, Kraven, Swarm, and a new female villain created at the behest of Taymor, Swiss Miss. There is the potential for a secret surprise villain as well, so fear not that Dr. Octopus could be making an appearance. Spider-Man will be swinging through the "streets" of the stage, so don't worry about that. And U2 were seen as somewhat tentative to premiere their score to the crowd. The songs were greeted with a warm reception, giving lots of hope for the musical to actually be decent. The two are musical geniuses and can obviously be trusted with a broadway musical score, so that bodes well. The writeup has a much more extensive preview of the musical, and it really does seem extremely promising. It should hit theaters next January 16 for a preview, opening to full release February 18, so be sure to make a stop on Broadway if you're going to be in New York City. Preview of Spider-Man musical