With our economy sliding somewhere between the toilet and the septic tank, Julie Taymor's upcoming Spider-Man Musical - - which still sounds like an idea I had when I was 8 years old playing with my Mego Dolls - - currently has a budget of 40 million dollars.
Forty. Million. Dollars. For "Spider-Man: The Musical."
Hey Julie. Umm... Are you out of your fucking mind?!?
Even with Mel Brooks ticket prices, The Hilton Theatre (which is being eyed to house this mega-monstrosity) only has 1,821 seats. The show would have to run FOR YEARS just to recoup its investment.
Sure, Wicked made back its investment (and then some), but that show attracts fags and 14 year old girls. Spider-Man will most likely attract fags and 14 to 54 year old fanboys. Is there any chance of it succeeding?