First look behind the scenes of <i>Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark</i>

A video posted today on the Facebook page of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark provides the first peek, costume sketches and stylized photos aside, at what the $60-million musical will actually look like.

Set to the tune of the show's anthem "Boy Falls From the Sky," the video features some of the flying sequences -- the source of the production's most recent problems -- as well as footage of stars Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page in rehearsal, and clips of interviews with composers Bono and the Edge. Front and center, though, is director Julie Taymor's pitch: "We can't really tell you what this is, but it has rock and roll, it has drama, and it has circus. [...] Yes, we have the spectacle, but the spectacle is at the service of a good story."

If all goes as planned -- let's face it, very little with this production has gone according to plan -- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will begin previews Nov. 28 and open on Jan. 11.

(via The New York Times)

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