By Glen Berger
As one could think, writing a Broadway musical has its demanding situations. however it seems there are demanding situations one can’t think while taking part with rock legends and a celebrity director to degree the largest, costliest construction in theater background.
Song of Spider-Man is playwright Glen Berger’s tale of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come real. popular director Julie Taymor picked Berger to cowrite the publication for a $25 million Spider-Man musical. Together—along with U2’s Bono and Edge— they'd form a piece that was once technically bold and emotionally profound, with a narrative fueled by means of the hero’s quest for love—and the villains’ quest for revenge. Or a minimum of, that’s what they’d was hoping for.
But whilst charismatic manufacturer Tony Adams died unexpectedly, the express started to lose its footing. quickly the price range used to be ballooning, financing used to be evaporating, and manufacturers have been leaping send or getting demoted. after which got here the wounds. And then came word-of- mouth in regards to the exhibit itself. What used to be a festival of foul-ups, falling-outs, ever-more-harrowing mishaps, and an entire lot of malfunctioning spider legs. This “circus-rock-and-roll-drama,” with its $65 million ticket, had develop into extra of a spectacle than its creators ever wanted for. in the course of the show’s extraordinary seven months of previews, the company’s struggles to arrive beginning evening encouraged breathless tabloid insurance and garnered foreign notoriety.
Through all of it, Berger saw the chaos along with his signature mixture of huge ambition and self-deprecating humor. track of Spider-Man documents the adventure of this solid and staff as a hilarious memoir approximately friendship, collaboration, the foibles of hubris, and the ability of paintings to remind us that we’re alive.