For about a year and half now, we’ve been reporting about the supposedly-forthcoming Broadway adaptation of Spider-Man, with music written by U2’s Bono and The Edge. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been flirting with cancellation for the last few months, first due to financial troubles and then because of losing cast members, including Evan Rachel Wood—arguably the biggest name associated with the project and certainly for one of the biggest roles (Mary Jane Watson).
Last week, though, a spokesperson for the $50 million play told the New York Times that full-cast rehearsals are set to begin Aug. 16. Some actors, including Reeve Carney (Spidey himself) started rehearsing choreography and taking aerial flying lessons last week as well. Previews of the musical are expected to begin in November.