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Ladies And Gentlemen: This Is Broadway’s Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Yesterday morning ABC News filled some of their airtime by interviewing the creators and stars of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, otherwise known as the yes-it’s-totally-happening Spider-Man Broadway musical. The show is being directed by Julie Taymor, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, and is apparently the most expensive Broadway musical of all time. Opening night is December 21st.

The highlight of the whole thing was a performance of one of the songs from the show, Boy Falls From the Sky by the house band and Reeve Carney.  Yes, there is video after the jump.

I feel I should warn you, judging by the costume designs, and the casting choices, and to a certain extent the music.  This looks like camp.

Wall to wall camp.  Camp so solid you could eat it with a spoon.  More camp than you can shake a very generously sized stick at.

Speaking as a Batman fan: godspeed, Spider-Man fans.  Godspeed. If the show flops, you can then go seek sympathy from the Superman fans.

(via Newsarama.)

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