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02.25.09 17 Comments

Homophobic Turtle is not pleased.  (…Or is he??)

Julie Taymor’s plan to turn Spider-Man into a thuper fabulouth musical will finally come out of the closet in February 2010, EOnline reports.

“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” [Editor’s note: you’re f-cking kidding me, right?] the hyped stage musical directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King) with music and lyrics courtesy of U2’s Bono and The Edge, will kick off what its producers hope will be an amazing run beginning with previews on Jan. 16, 2010, and a Feb. 18, 2010, opening night.

The $40 million effort, reportedly the most expensive Broadway production ever, will make its debut in the Hilton Theatre, the only venue big enough to allow the superhero room to spin his way around the sprawling skyscraper sets while duking it out with various bad guys.

According to a previous report, the show would have to run 8,000 years just to break even (I was going to do the math to verify that claim, but then I was like, “Nah”).  But for an artist like Julie Taymor, clearly this isn’t about the money.  It’s been truly a labor of love.  The love of getting washed-up rockstars to write uninspired songs about a movie that came out 10 years ago.

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