Julie Taymor’s troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has hired veteran musical supervisor and conductor Paul Bogaev to rejigger some of the troubled production’s musical arrangements. Bogaev will work with U2’s Bono and Edge and consult on several new pieces the pair are writing for the show. This isn’t the first time he’s worked with big-name talent: Bogaev previously collaborated with Phil Collins on Tarzan and Elton John on Aida. He also served as musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express and Sunset Boulevard — and in 2004 he was nominated for a Tony for his work on Bombay Dreams..
And about rumors of another delay: Show spokesperson Rick Miramontez wouldn’t comment on whether the show would still open as planned on March 15. Miramontez had previously insisted the show wouldn’t budge from its March opening date.
‘Spider-Man’ Producers Hire Help; More Delays Possible [ArtsBeat/NYT]