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'Spider-Man' musical due

February 25, 2009|Lisa Fung

It's official: "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," the new musical featuring music by U2's Bono and the Edge, will open on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2010.

The musical, based on the Marvel comic superhero, will be staged by Julie Taymor ("The Lion King"), who co-wrote the book with Glen Berger ("Underneath the Lintel").

There was no word on casting in Tuesday's announcement, although Evan Rachel Wood has said she will star as Mary Jane, love interest of Peter Parker, the teen who is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers.

The production, with a reported budget of about $31 million, will begin previews Jan. 16 at the Hilton Theatre. Tickets go on sale in June.

-- Lisa Fung

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