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    Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:43:05

    U2's Bono and the Edge Working on Spider-Man Musical - One of the oddest headlines we'll probably write this year

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    It seems that the biggest band in the world has been inspired by a radioactive spider. U2's Bono and the Edge are teaming up with Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor to work on a new musical based on Spider-Man. There are few details available right now, but producers are currently casting the roles of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, his girlfriend Mary Jane, Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, a chorus of three teenaged boys who narrate the story, and—our favorite part—a new character called Arachne, "a beautiful, boastful young woman turned into a spider for her hubris and lack of respect for the gods."

    Rehearsals will begin as soon as July 2nd in New York City with readings to occur on July 12th and 13th.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    04.18.07



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