August 19, 2009

U2's Spidey Stuck?

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U2's Spider-Man Money Crunch

08/10/09 2:58pm

by Bianca Marcus (CHARTattack)

And we thought Bono was as rich as Oprah.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the musical written by the U2 frontman and bandmate The Edge that's scheduled to hit Broadway in March, is allegedly having financial difficulties.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark features words and music written by Bono and The Edge and will be directed by Julie Tamor (who also directed the stage version of The Lion King). The show is expected to be one of the most elaborate musicals ever produced, but has been held up due to investment problems.

"The halt is attributed to cashflow obstacles that producers… are working to resolve," Variety reports.

Estimated costs for the production are between $30 and $45 million U.S. (about $33 and $49 million Canadian).

Those backing the musical maintain it is still set to open, Variety reports.

So far, no one has been cast in the production's title role. Evan Rachel Wood — Marilyn Manson's former girlfriend, who has a musical of his own in the works — has been chosen to play love interest Mary Jane Watson, and Scottish actor Alan Cumming will play The Green Goblin.

Tickets for the show go on sale Sept. 12.

U2 will support this year's No Line On The Horizon in these cities:

Aug. 10 Zagreb, Croatia @ Maksimir Stadium
Aug. 14 London, England @ Wembley Stadium
Aug. 18 Glasgow, Scotland @ Hampden Park
Aug. 20 Sheffield, England @ Don Valley Stadium
Aug. 22 Cardiff, Wales @ Millenium Stadium
Sept. 12-13 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Sept. 16-17 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Sept. 20-21 Foxborough, MA @ Gilette Stadium
Sept. 24-25 New York, NY @ Giants Stadium
Sept. 29 Landover, MD @ FedEx Field
Oct. 1 Charlottesville, VA @ Scott Stadium
Oct. 3 Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
Oct. 6 Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
Oct. 9 Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
Oct. 12 Dallas, TX @ New Cowboys Stadium
Oct. 14 Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium
Oct. 18 Norman, OK @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Oct. 20 Phoenix, AZ @ University Of Phoenix Stadium
Oct. 23 Las Vegas, NV @ Sam Boyd Stadium
Oct. 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
Oct. 28 Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium

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