Spider-Man musical finds leading arachnid

Rock singer Reeve Carney to star in 'Turn Off the Dark'

NEW YORK -- Broadway has found its Spider-Man -- rock singer Reeve Carney.

Producer Michael Cohl says Carney will portray celebrated web-slinger Peter Parker in "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark."

The lavish musical is still scheduled to open sometime in 2010 at the Hilton Theatre. Dates will be announced. The show has had a troubled history, with work on the musical stopped for last summer because of financial difficulties.

"Spider-Man" reportedly has a budget of upward of $40 million, and the Hilton has undergone extensive renovation to accommodate the show. It will be directed by Julie Taymor and features a score by Bono and The Edge of U2.
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