As the on-again/off-again buzz of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - the Julie Taymor/Bono/Edge musical set for a someday opening on Broadway - wanes again, the small demographic of musical superhero fanboys must turn our eyes toward Dallas, Texas, and the Dallas Theater Center's revival/reworking of the 1966 Broadway musical It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!
The musical is supposedly Broadway bound after its Dallas closing, though it will have to raise considerably more than its current $800,000 budget in order to make that happen.
Some are now predicting that a Superman musical will be going head-to-head against a Spider-Man musical in 2011.
My prediction? Two cast/concept albums, a small tour of mid-size cities for Supes, and a pared-down Vegas show for Spidey. (If they're lucky, that is. Ice Capades if they're not.)
Meanwhile, I am still looking for investors for my Doc Savage: The Musical!