Sunday, April 22, 2007

I read the article and just could not believe it. Spiderman: The Musical. Directed by Julie Taymor. Music and lyrics by Bono and Edge. Admittedly I'm losing respect for Broadways penchant for turning movies into musicals and such. I just don't get it. Come on ... how are we going to understand a word he says with his face covered by the mask? At least in the movie they can loop it.

Where has originality gone on Broadway? Are all the new ideas, thoughts and stories used up? I will admit that Taymor gave us a new theatrical experience with Lion King. The folk tale aspect to the story opens it up. Spiderman has many specific things to him that will make it difficult for suspension of disbelief.

I'm not a great Spiderman fan. That would be my man's job in the family. This just makes me sad for Broadway.

1 comment:

Gothknits said...

yeah, that ship sailed when "BIG" became a musical.