'Spider-Man' musical asks famed director for help

In this theater publicity image released by The O and M Co., the Spider-Man character is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Jacob Cohl)

February 21, 2011 5:38:55 PM PST
The trouble-plagued Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has hired a veteran director to help with the show's sound and arrangements.

Show spokesman Rick Miramontez says Paul Bogaev will be working with U2's Bono and The Edge to improve the quality of music on the $65 million show.

Bogaev was musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express" and "Sunset Boulevard."

"Spider-Man" is set to open March 15. It has been delayed several times, had a main actress quit and suffered numerous accidents that have left several actors hospitalized.

Bogaev won a Tony nomination in 2004 for his work on "Bombay Dreams." He has a history of working with rock musicians who are crafting musicals, including "Tarzan" with Phil Collins and "Aida" with Elton John.

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