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Music and costumes from the Spider-Man stage musical

09.10.2010

See those... beings above? They are apparently the villains for the big-budget SPIDER-MAN Broadway muscial -- the stage variant of Green Goblin, and the original creation "Swiss Miss", which I can't believe they actually went through with.

The long-in-the-making and problem-plagued show, titled SPIDER-MAN: TURN OUT THE DARK for whatever reason, is finally hitting New York in a few months. And while that's our first garish glimpse of the aesthetic (there are reportedly several more of the webbed wonder's rivals in the production), you can also find a sampling of the music below, performed by the new Peter Parker. 

The wall-crawler's expensive tuneful adventure comes from director Julie Taymor (TITUS, FRIDA), with songs (including those delivered by a "Geek Chorus") to be provided by U2's Bono and The Edge. Surely you're now rushing to purchase tickets.

Extra Tidbit: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming were previously set to play Mary Jane Watson and Green Goblin, but left when the project hit bumpy roads.
Source: Superhero Hype

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7:47PM on 09/12/2010
(snicker) (snicker) mmmfff.. mffff..BWA HAH HAH HAH HAHAHAH!
(snicker) (snicker) mmmfff.. mffff..BWA HAH HAH HAH HAHAHAH!
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7:31PM on 09/12/2010

I'm game..

I admit, the costumes look pretty out there... but it IS theatre. Theatre is a whole different medium than movies. I know I'm in the minority but I'm actually interested in seeing this.

I love the idea of theatrics and such though I can't say I'm a fan of most current broadway productions. I don't think they're eccentric enough for the most part and the music tends to be quite dull for the most part. It's just usually not my style of music.

This has Bono doing the songs and while I'm not
I admit, the costumes look pretty out there... but it IS theatre. Theatre is a whole different medium than movies. I know I'm in the minority but I'm actually interested in seeing this.

I love the idea of theatrics and such though I can't say I'm a fan of most current broadway productions. I don't think they're eccentric enough for the most part and the music tends to be quite dull for the most part. It's just usually not my style of music.

This has Bono doing the songs and while I'm not a huge fan of U2 really, the songs given the preview sound much better than the standard broadway fare. The costumes look extremely out there and theatrical which is a good thing in theatre IMO... I can certainly say that for Spiderman, yes, it looks ridiculous and I can understand any fans up in arms reaction to seeing the designs so far. You do have to remember the designs are not made to be seen up close but from a far distance. They have to be exaggerated for the audience in the back to be able to get in to the production as well. I saw Wicked a while back and I thought it looked absolutely fantastic sitting up in the balcony of the theatre. Sure upclose when the cast was in the back collecting donations, the costumes were quite weird and the actors looked funny but they're not meant to be seen so close up.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this. I hope it's highly theatrical with a set design that is as amazing as it sounds. So far, Phantom of the Opera takes the cake as far as special effects and sound in a broadway production but that's just me. Anyway, yeah, I'm in the minority but I will definitely be checking this out after some reviews come in from the average theatre goer. It looks bizarre but hey... it's theatre... not the movies.
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9:53AM on 09/12/2010

I hope this flops....

That Green Goblin is 10x worse than Raimi's Power Ranger-version. I didn't think they could fag up Spider-Man but congratulations, Broadway, you just took one of my beloved superheroes and turned it into "Batman & Robin." I don't care if Edge and Bono wrote the songs, I still think Taymor's "Lion King"-animal designs are horrid to look at. I'd trade another Disney movie turned musical over this.

Marvel really shot themselves in the foot with this. I don't like wishing ill-will on people,
That Green Goblin is 10x worse than Raimi's Power Ranger-version. I didn't think they could fag up Spider-Man but congratulations, Broadway, you just took one of my beloved superheroes and turned it into "Batman & Robin." I don't care if Edge and Bono wrote the songs, I still think Taymor's "Lion King"-animal designs are horrid to look at. I'd trade another Disney movie turned musical over this.

Marvel really shot themselves in the foot with this. I don't like wishing ill-will on people, but I SERIOUSLY hope this thing flops.
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9:53AM on 09/12/2010

I hope this flops....

That Green Goblin is 10x worse than Raimi's Power Ranger-version. I didn't think they could fag up Spider-Man but congratulations, Broadway, you just took one of my beloved superheroes and turned it into "Batman & Robin." I don't care if Edge and Bono wrote the songs, I still think Taymor's "Lion King"-animal designs are horrid to look at. I'd trade another Disney movie turned musical over this.

Marvel really shot themselves in the foot with this. I don't like wishing ill-will on people,
That Green Goblin is 10x worse than Raimi's Power Ranger-version. I didn't think they could fag up Spider-Man but congratulations, Broadway, you just took one of my beloved superheroes and turned it into "Batman & Robin." I don't care if Edge and Bono wrote the songs, I still think Taymor's "Lion King"-animal designs are horrid to look at. I'd trade another Disney movie turned musical over this.

Marvel really shot themselves in the foot with this. I don't like wishing ill-will on people, but I SERIOUSLY hope this thing flops.
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9:50PM on 09/11/2010
I've always thought a spiderman musical was an extremely weird idea in the first place :-S
I've always thought a spiderman musical was an extremely weird idea in the first place :-S
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4:30PM on 09/11/2010
Ugh.. It's Batman and Robin on stage...
Ugh.. It's Batman and Robin on stage...
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3:36PM on 09/11/2010

Wow...

This is Marvels "Springtime for Hitler". Just can't think of a way this can't be a trainwreck.
This is Marvels "Springtime for Hitler". Just can't think of a way this can't be a trainwreck.
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3:20PM on 09/11/2010
Wow that's... gay. Glad I'm not a Spider-Man fan right now.
Wow that's... gay. Glad I'm not a Spider-Man fan right now.
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1:06PM on 09/11/2010
You know how I know you're gay? You buy tickets for Spiderman The Musical.
You know how I know you're gay? You buy tickets for Spiderman The Musical.
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7:42PM on 09/11/2010
I am gay and I wouldn't buy tickets for this.
I am gay and I wouldn't buy tickets for this.
12:56PM on 09/11/2010
Wow, I can't believe everyone here doesn't like the super gay outfits from a Broadway Musical. I'm so surprised!
And when I say gay I mean it in a good way.
Wow, I can't believe everyone here doesn't like the super gay outfits from a Broadway Musical. I'm so surprised!
And when I say gay I mean it in a good way.
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12:55PM on 09/11/2010
"swiss miss" looks like grace jones!!!
"swiss miss" looks like grace jones!!!
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12:02PM on 09/11/2010
the green goblin looks like an old age home glow worm.
the green goblin looks like an old age home glow worm.
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11:22AM on 09/11/2010

It's morphin time!

Look like rejects from a power rangers episode. No good can come of this. Epic Fail.
Look like rejects from a power rangers episode. No good can come of this. Epic Fail.
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10:56AM on 09/11/2010

Green Goblin is a man

what man stand like that? Fruitiest pose ive ever seen. and i didnt even mention how ridiculous the costume is.
what man stand like that? Fruitiest pose ive ever seen. and i didnt even mention how ridiculous the costume is.
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8:49AM on 09/11/2010
Before I start ranking one sec....... Yea i tottaly just threw up in my mouth alittle now as i was about to say.. What the Fuck?
Before I start ranking one sec....... Yea i tottaly just threw up in my mouth alittle now as i was about to say.. What the Fuck?
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7:56AM on 09/11/2010
What the frak are those two creatures? The only good side so far (for me, at least) that Peter Parker in this musical looks more believable than Garfield guy.
What the frak are those two creatures? The only good side so far (for me, at least) that Peter Parker in this musical looks more believable than Garfield guy.
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5:59AM on 09/11/2010
Swiss Miss could hyave easily been Silver Sable from the comics, the look is similar to the comic book character and could have just been a character from Spidey's arsenal of villans instead of an original creation...
Swiss Miss could hyave easily been Silver Sable from the comics, the look is similar to the comic book character and could have just been a character from Spidey's arsenal of villans instead of an original creation...
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5:23AM on 09/11/2010

SWEET BEANS MAGILACUTTY.....

What the fart is that fecal filled abomination?
What the fart is that fecal filled abomination?
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3:25AM on 09/11/2010
Its nice they are including Rowan Atkinson's Spider-Plant man and the female tin man.
Its nice they are including Rowan Atkinson's Spider-Plant man and the female tin man.
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3:23AM on 09/11/2010
I don't know exactly why JoBlo sometimes does reports on Broadway musicals, as it's obvious that most of the writers and readers have no interest in them and seem to approach them with a very generalized view.
But I do agree that the costumes look silly, however, it's Taymor, so
I'm thinking the flamboyancy is pretty fitting. This could go either way, but we'll see.

Either way, it still won't top "A Little Night Music" as this year's best musical; Bernadette Peters is delivering one of
I don't know exactly why JoBlo sometimes does reports on Broadway musicals, as it's obvious that most of the writers and readers have no interest in them and seem to approach them with a very generalized view.
But I do agree that the costumes look silly, however, it's Taymor, so
I'm thinking the flamboyancy is pretty fitting. This could go either way, but we'll see.

Either way, it still won't top "A Little Night Music" as this year's best musical; Bernadette Peters is delivering one of the greatest performances in years, from either stage or film.
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3:15AM on 09/11/2010

It'll be good

They are just punking us by showing the crappy parts first.
They are just punking us by showing the crappy parts first.
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2:20AM on 09/11/2010
Who the hell would be afraid of those? Based off the pictures it looks like they don't give a shit and now I won't be giving a shit.
Who the hell would be afraid of those? Based off the pictures it looks like they don't give a shit and now I won't be giving a shit.
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1:54AM on 09/11/2010
Even the video of Bono before you press play he has a look on his face like why the hell am I doing this?
Even the video of Bono before you press play he has a look on his face like why the hell am I doing this?
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1:44AM on 09/11/2010

Hm.

See the Spider-Man musical or hire Chuck Liddell to punch me in the eyes and ears for two hours. Where did I put that phone book?
See the Spider-Man musical or hire Chuck Liddell to punch me in the eyes and ears for two hours. Where did I put that phone book?
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1:01AM on 09/11/2010
good lord why does it do a repost when you hit refresh!
good lord why does it do a repost when you hit refresh!
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1:00AM on 09/11/2010
Bono needs to be bludgeoned to death with his own ego.

Also, shittiest fucking costumes I have ever seen!
Bono needs to be bludgeoned to death with his own ego.

Also, shittiest fucking costumes I have ever seen!
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12:56AM on 09/11/2010
Was this guy under contract the whole time they were preparing for this musical? Was he allowed to do anything else? Although it seems like a great part for someone to get, it seems like this thing has dragged on for years.
Was this guy under contract the whole time they were preparing for this musical? Was he allowed to do anything else? Although it seems like a great part for someone to get, it seems like this thing has dragged on for years.
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12:39AM on 09/11/2010

Godawful

Whats with that Jared Leto wannabe Peter Parker? And I didn't think they could make a worse looking Green Goblin costume then the one in the first movie but bam there it is. This will actually make that weak sounding Spidey reboot look good.
Whats with that Jared Leto wannabe Peter Parker? And I didn't think they could make a worse looking Green Goblin costume then the one in the first movie but bam there it is. This will actually make that weak sounding Spidey reboot look good.
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1:05AM on 09/11/2010
See above avatar.
See above avatar.
12:36AM on 09/11/2010
this mess is what happens when people who don't know shit about comics make a musical based on a comic
this mess is what happens when people who don't know shit about comics make a musical based on a comic
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12:23AM on 09/11/2010
wow. just wow.
wow. just wow.
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12:22AM on 09/11/2010
I suppose a Spiderman musical could be cool, but this is just.....what is this?
I suppose a Spiderman musical could be cool, but this is just.....what is this?
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11:55PM on 09/10/2010
As you can tell by my name, I am a huge spidey fan. But Swiss Miss looks like a TMNT reject baddie, and Green Goblin looks like the Grinch mixed with a leftover Lion King on Broadway costume. Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful.
As you can tell by my name, I am a huge spidey fan. But Swiss Miss looks like a TMNT reject baddie, and Green Goblin looks like the Grinch mixed with a leftover Lion King on Broadway costume. Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful.
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