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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Is He Strong? Listen, Bub.

posted by on August 7 at 17:00 PM

New York magazine has a collection of head shots of actors who are trying out for the lead role in the (atrocious-sounding) upcoming Spider-Man musical. Is the new singing, dancing superhero to be found here?


Those who don’t know about the upcoming Spider-Man musical, which will be directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and the Edge, can find more information here.

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Is it an absolute requirement that head shots be misframed like that? To be all edgy and whatnot? Because seen all together like that it looks like ass.

Posted by Fnarf | August 7, 2008 5:39 PM

Isn't "bub" a Wolverine quote? Thought so.

Posted by Seattle Crime Blogger | August 7, 2008 6:31 PM

I don't get it. How can a Spiderman musical directed by Julie Taymor and with music by Bono and the Edge be a bad thing?

Posted by Greg | August 7, 2008 8:01 PM

Because it has music by Bono and the Edge?

Posted by Fnarf | August 7, 2008 9:23 PM

yeah, and R.E.M. can do Superman!

"I am, I am, I am Superman...and I know what's happening...

really, Bono and teh Edge? How many times can someone rewrite Joshua Tree material?

Posted by CommonKnowledge | August 7, 2008 11:17 PM

oh one more thing, I can see a review now: How to Build a Broadway Bomb!

Posted by CommonKnowledge | August 7, 2008 11:20 PM

I dunno if they're strong, but I would be happy to nail every one of them in the ass. Even the dumpy-looking one in the upper-right*.

*Provided I got to hit the others first.

Posted by alan | August 8, 2008 12:09 AM

Like we're going to see Spiderman's face *that* often in the musical.

Let's see which one of these emo kids looks the best in spandex!

Posted by raisedbywolves | August 8, 2008 1:06 AM

Why can't these shows just be kept at Universal Studios? Why do we need Spiderman, Shrek, etc. the musicals??? Will we next be watching NASCAR racing the musical?! *runs screaming into the night*

Posted by dawicksta | August 8, 2008 5:52 AM

Now I have this great mashup of the Spiderman song and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" in my head. Bono: "Wherever there's a hang-up, you'll find a Spider-man." (the chiming guitars diminish) "(sighs) Aye."

Posted by --MC | August 8, 2008 7:26 AM

Uh, yeah Paul, that should be "bud", NOT "bub".

"Is he strong? Listen, bud
He's got radioactive blood"

See, ' cause "bud" rhymes with "blood"...

Posted by COMTE | August 8, 2008 9:27 AM

@9: Bitch, please. Musical theater is already the NASCAR of the stage.

Posted by Greg | August 8, 2008 9:52 AM

why do stage actors always look like milksops?

Posted by krab apple | August 8, 2008 10:03 AM

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