Spiderman Broadway Sets Its Opening

From the LA Times Blog:

There was a swirl of rumors not long ago that the lavish plans to bring Spider-Man to Broadway as a $30-million-plus musical were, well, trapped in a web of problems. But today the plan appears to be in full swing as producers of "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" announced an opening night of Feb. 18, 2010, at the Hilton Theatre (213 W. 42nd Street).

There's a website, spidermanonbroadway.com/, but no cast announcement yet, although we told you earlier that Evan Rachel Wood is reportedly locked in for the role of Mary Jane Watson. The somewhat odd creative team is led by Tony-winning director Julie Taymor, who excelled with the tricky venture of bringing Disney's "The Lion King" to the stage. Playwright Glen Berger is writing the show with Taymor, and Broadway virgins Bono and Edge of U2, of all people, are creating new music and lyrics for the superhero spectacle.