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Alan Cumming Ditches Spider-Man

Alan Cumming Not in Spider-Man musical smiling with beard No matter what else may be true abut Marvel Comics, this one hard truth seems to be rock solid: The Spider-Man musical is so consumed by back and forth, up and down, trouble that no amount of witty puns will ever free it of its tangled web. See what I did there? I know that you did. Recently, Alan Cumming has been forced to bow out of the production.

As we've discussed before, and before that even, here at Mamapop, the spider-Man musical has been dead in the water, brought back to life and in all sorts of strange places.  Now, Entertainment Weekly (source) is reporting that due to an increased role in The Good Wife, he's had to cut ties with the musical that may or may not ever even happen.

Tapped to play the Green Goblin, Cumming might have been the only thing people gave a damn about. I mean, Bono and the Edge doing the music? All right, that's funny, but interesting? Probably not. And past that there's uhm,… some other people in the musical? If it happens? Alan Cumming was the one thing people could point to and go "That! I know that!"

With him gone will the production fade back into a status of "not gonna happen"? Supposedly the thing opens "later this year" which is, I think, code for "aww hell we need actors and a play book don't we? Also: money."
Spider-Man Musical poster Turn Off The Dark Broadway Julie Taymor
Yeah. So there's that then. I'm gonna call this the final nail in a coffin long waiting to be sealed. Go on, prove me wrong, Broadway, I dare you! I double-dog dare you! I don't even know what that means. Double-dog? Does that mean I dare you, but I also dare you to clone a dog? That can't be right! I am so far off point right now…

Right then. Spider-Man. Musical. Not gonna happen. I can feel it in my bones. And I simply refuse to say that my spider-sense is tingling about it.

Awww, damn, I just did. Forgive me. And let me know, if this actually did open, would you go see it?






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Comments

Cobblestone

Julie Taymore should keep some interest going. Even though I didn't have a clue about this until 45 seconds ago I do think it is too bad that Taymore & Cumming aren't working together again.

Julie Taymore is THE BOMB and completely beyond amazing.

Adam P. Knave

Well as far as I know, rejoice! They will work together, just not on this.They are working on a production of The Tempest together.

bd

I concur. I will see anything by Julie Taymor. She is one of my favorite directors. She is amazing.




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