Bono takes Spider-Man to Broadway but says ‘I’m more of a Green Goblin’


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Things are ramping up for ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,’ which brings the wallcrawler to the Great White Way in January in a production that may turn out to be the most expensive in the history of Broadway.

Fans registered for the Marvel Pulse newsletter at the Marvel Comics website got an e-mail this morning announcing that an advance ticket sale is underway that would allow them to buy tickets for the show if they used an American Express card. That offer continues through June 23. On June 24, the offer expands to all American Express cardholders.


There’s also new video interviews with some of the big-name creators behind this rare comics-as-musical endeavor. Here’s a chat with Edge and Bono of U2, who are creating new music for the show. My favorite part is where the guitarist professes an affinity for Peter Parkeras a gawky outsider turned hero and Bono just chuckles. ‘I’m more of a Green Goblin,’ the singer says, ‘Edge is the nerdy guy...’

-- Geoff Boucher


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Bono photo by Peter Foley/EPA