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Friday, January 9, 2009

Spidey musical Edges closer

Spidey's Edgy new role ... Spiderman musical is on the way

Spidey's Edgy new role ... Spiderman musical is on the way

JUST call him BONO LLOYD WEBBER. Rock superstars U2 have revealed their Spiderman musical will be ready to hit Broadway this year.

Bono and EDGE have been working with director JULIE TAYMOR — who won a Tony for her work on The Lion King — and scriptwriter GLENN BERGER.

Speaking for the first time about the project, guitar lord The Edge has revealed: “It is happening. We’ve written a lot of the songs at this point.

“It’s in a pretty good state, and I hope it’ll open this year. We’re not sure where in the world, but most likely it will be in New York.”

He told Q Magazine he and pal Bono have always hoped to write a musical and have also been involved in the show’s plot and dialogue.

He said: “The overall story was really Julie working with Glenn, and Bono and myself riding shotgun with the odd idea here and there — as they do for the songs.”

The Axeman also revealed the show won’t have a full orchestra, just up to 20 musicians — string players, brass, some woodwind. He added: “The core will be a rock ’n’ roll band.”

Musicals are not normally my thing. But a rock ’n’ roll Spiderman? That might just catch me in its web.