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Bono’s Spider-Man Musical Finally Ready for Broadway Debut

Bono's Spider-Man Musical Finally Ready for Broadway Debut 1Long in limbo, the musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to spin its web later this year on Broadway, featuring the music of U-2’s Bono.

Lead producer Michael Cohl announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) that the much-anticipated show will begin preview performances on Nov. 14, with opening night set for Dec. 21.

Its home will be the former Hilton Theatre, now renamed the Foxwoods Theatre.

Based on the Marvel comic book hero, “Spider-Man” features music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, with a book by its director, Julie Taymor, and Glen Berger.

Destined to be one of the most expensive musicals in Broadway history, it has been in the works for six years and faced financial hurdles.

At one point, it was scheduled to begin performances this past winter.

Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page will be joining previously announced title star Reeve Carney in Julie Taymor’s big-budget musical.

Damiano, a Tony nominee for Next to Normal and Spring Awakening, has been cast as Peter Parker’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson.

Page, who has played on Broadway in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lion King, A Man for All Seasons and Beauty and the Beast, has been tapped to play the villainous Green Goblin/Norman Osborn.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is being produced on Broadway by Michael Cohl, Jeremiah J. Harris, Hello Entertainment/ David Garfinkle, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Land Line Productions, by association with Marvel Entertainment.

The show is set to begin previews on Nov. 14 and open on Dec/ 21 at the newly renamed Foxwoods Theatre.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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