U2 frontman Bono and his partner Edge may have written the score for the oft-delayed Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark but that doesn’t mean Bono doesn’t think the musical is awful.
Speaking with Nightline Bono said of the show:
“It might have been a little hard for some other people around here to take that, but we don’t disagree with The New York Times. That’s the sort of stuff we were saying backstage.”
Bono continued his criticism of the show when speaking to Billboard about former show director Julie Taymor:
“Julie would not accept this… She got very close to it, so close, perhaps, that she couldn’t see it. And we were going out and coming back and we could see very clearly what we thought were the problems and she didn’t think they were as big a problem as we did.”
With the new version of the play Bono says, “this time you have a really clear story line.”
Hopefully with that clear story line they don’t also end up with more injuries and an even bigger budget than the more than $60 million they have already thrown into the fire and turned into ashes.