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Bono, Julie Taymor promote Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ musical

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The creative team behind Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark’ appeared on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday to plug the new show, which is set to officially open in December. The multimillion-dollar production has been plagued with delays and rumors of a runaway budget.

Bono and the Edge spoke via satellite from Nice, France, where they are currently on tour with U2, while director Julie Taymor sat with host George Stephanopoulos in the ‘Good Morning America’ studio.

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Taymor revealed more of the costumes and set design sketches for the musical. The Tony-winning director (for ‘The Lion King’) said the stage would feature ‘pop-up’ sets that will give audiences a vertiginous feel for the skyscraper canyons of New York.

She also revealed a new villain invented for the show who is being called ‘Swiss Miss’ because she’s made of Swiss Army knives. The director said she designed the masks for some of the characters and that Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka created the costumes.

Taymor said the musical would feature ‘a lot of dance’ and ‘flying over the audience,’ but at its core, it is ‘a profound and moving love story.’

Watch the video above for the full interview with Taymor, Bono and the Edge.

-- David Ng

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