That Spidey musical swings onto Broadway in 2010

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, a new musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero, begins previews at Broadway's Hilton Theatre in New York on Jan. 16, 2010, Playbill reported.

Directed by The Lion King's Julie Taymor, the musical will officially open Feb. 18, 2010. Casting will be revealed shortly. (Evan Rachel Wood previously announced that she'll star in the musical, but no official casting has been announced.)

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge and a book by Taymor and Glen Berger.

Here's the official description of the show: "[It] spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the skyscraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down—literally—when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek—suddenly endowed with astonishing powers—soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character."

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