Last night ArtsBeat checked in on the embattled, already-over-budget, producer-less Spider-Man musical originally meant to begin previews on Broadway in February. They spoke to an anonymous executive involved with the show who asserts that despite all the difficulties, the curtain will rise on Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark at the Hilton Theater on 43rd Street some time in the spring of 2010.
The executive claims that all the major players—that would be Bono and the Edge, who wrote the music and lyrics, and Julie Taymor, who wrote and will direct—are now looking for producers to help finance what’s expected to be one of the most expensive shows in Broadway history. Meanwhile, still no word on the cast, which was to include Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming before they were all released from their contracts due to the departure of principle producer David Garfinkle. If you’ve got a few extra million lying around and want to give Spidey a hand you should, I dunno, call Bono or something.