Excelsior! Spider-Man On Broadway Finally a Go

A singing version Stan Lee’s webslinger is finally coming to Broadway and there is nothing you can do about it. LAT’s Culture Monster reports that in spite of “numerous rumors of shutdowns and financial problems,” Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is set to begin previews at Foxwoods Theatre in November before it opens on Dec. 21. The show was originally slated to hit the boards in February but the Los Angeles Times reported late last year that spiraling costs caused production delays. With music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, this $50 million musical re-telling of the superhero’s origin is chock-full of potential to deliver equal measures of disappointment to both comic book fandom and lovers of musical theater alike. Either way,  Stan Lee probably goes to the bank a happy man.