Spider-Man

  1. Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby's Lawsuit Could Have Big Implications for Music

    June 19, 2014 4:39 PM EDT A longstanding dispute between a legendary comic book artist and Marvel may inadvertantly have given musicians a backdoor to a Supreme Court ruling on pre-1978 termination rights. This is an edited version of an article first published by The Holl ...

  2. ‘Spider-Man’ Co-Producer Michael Cohl on Taking Show to Las Vegas and Possible 2016 Arena Tour (Q&A)

    December 11, 2013 9:00 AM EST An interview with Michael Cohl is always a wild ride. From his roots as a strip club operator turned concert impresario in Canada, Cohl, Billboard’s first Legend of Live, became a live entertainment titan as a producer of all the Rolling Stones to ...

  3. 'Spider-Man' Show Spins-Out Of Broadway; Vegas Next

    November 19, 2013 1:19 AM EST Producers are turning the lights off forever on the Spider-Man musical on Broadway early next year, the final chapter in the story of most expensive theatrical show ever that shook off a troubled launch to become a hit and is now limping away to ...

  4. Hans Zimmer Adds Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Mike Einziger to 'Spider-Man' Team

    October 31, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2. Zim ...

  5. Producer Michael Cohl on 'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'Spider-Man Tours

    June 18, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Now that Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has conquered Broadway, lead producer Michael Cohl tells Billboard.biz that it is time to start planning to take Spidey to arenas around the world. Cohl's biggest acclaim has come as a producer, of all t ...

  6. Broadway 'Spider-Man' Album To Go On Sale In June

    May 25, 2011 9:01 PM EDT Despite an unharmonious start that turned the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway into a late-night talk show joke, a cast album will go on sale June 14. The 14-song album "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" written by U2's Bono ...

  7. Julie Taymor 'Spider-Man' Director Out; U2's Bono, The Edge Write New Songs

    March 10, 2011 7:55 AM EST Julie Taymor, the Tony Award winning director of "The Lion King," will no longer direct Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man" musical as producers announced a new creative team and postponed the show's official opening to ...

  8. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark: $65 Mil. Musical Facing Sixth Delay

    March 09, 2011 12:56 PM EST A spokesman for the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway insisted Wednesday that the show is still scheduled to open next week, as talk swirled that the production will shut down for several weeks and the opening will be put off for ...

  9. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Opening Delayed Yet Again

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Broadway's costly "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been delayed again to March 15 to "fine-tune" the high-tech production and work on a new ending even as it proves a hit at box offices in previews. Producers made the a ...

  10. Latest Hit For 'Spider-Man': Injured Actress Quits Show

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the latest disappointment for the ambitious Broadway production of "Spider-Man," one of the lead actresses who suffered a concussion during its first preview performance is quitting the show. Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess ...

  11. Broadway Stars Blast 'Spider-Man' Director, U2 Members for Safety Issues

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Broadway stars are speaking out against "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" director Julie Taymor and the show's producers in light of all the serious on-set injuries. Blasted "Rent" star Adam Pascal on Facebook: "They sh ...

  12. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,&quo ...

  13. Fourth Actor Injured During Performance of 'Spiderman,' the Most Expensive And Dangerous Show On Broadway

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Monday's night performance was stopped short after an unidentified performer -- either the actor playing the title character or his stunt double -- fell about eight to 10 feet during the final moments of the show, the New York Times reported. ...

  14. 'Spider-Man' Opening Appears Delayed, Again

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man," the most expensive show ever created for the Great White Way, appears headed for another delay as producers weigh a decision to push its opening into February, according to media reports on Thursda ...

  15. Rep: Spider-Man 'Previews Will Continue as Planned'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The show will go on for Spider-Man. Despite major problems during the first preview, the Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will continue. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman told ...

  16. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway In December

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which ...

  17. Broadway Going 'Dark' For Spidey

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works Spider-Man musical, featuring music and lyrics by U2's Bono and the Edge, has an official opening date. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," directed by Julie Taymor, will open on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2010. Preview ...

  18. Review: Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Various Artists: “Spider-Man 3: Music From and Inspired By” Producer: Dave Sardy Record Collection Release Date: May 1 Spidey may soon be coming to Broadway, but for now, soaring alt-rock powers his Web-slinging life. The soundtrack to the third & ...

  19. 'Spider-Man 2' Heads To Video In November

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Title grossed $360 million at U.S. box office. One of the most successful theatrical films of the year, Sony's "Spider-Man 2," is debuting on video Nov. 30. The title, which generated more than $360 million at the domestic box offic ...