While the Spider-Man musical is dying a slow death in its never-gonna-reach-it trip towards Broadway, it looks like another hero’s actually going to make it to the stage…or at least a bunch of kid filled arenas around the country.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Warner Brothers and DC Comics are in the middle of developing a “Batman Live” stage show that will offer kiddified Bat-hijinks at arenas throughout the country. They’ll be working with Nick Grace Management and Water Lane Prods., who did the touring shows of “Walking With Dinosaurs” and “Mamma Mia!”.
So, why should you care about an ice-capades version of Bats without the ice? Well, the story’s being written by Alan Burnett, who has a long list of impressive animation writing credits going back to Super Friends. In fact, he’s written some of the best episodes in the animated DC universe for Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Batman Beyond and he also wrote Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, so this show might actually be good to watch. (It’s automatically going to be loads better than Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark could ever be.)
Still, you might want to be bring a kid, just so you don’t look ridiculous waving your Batman pennant around while he’s punching out the bad guys onstage.
Thanks to Brenda for the tip!