(CBS/AP) - Broadway's troubled-plagued production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has hired famed director Paul Bogaey to consult on the show's sound and arrangements.
Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said this week that Bogaey will be working with U2's Bono and The Edge on the score for the $65 million show.
Bogaey was the musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express" and "Sunset Boulevard."
He earned 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.The news comes after the New York Post reported earlier this week that producers of the show were interested in hiring Phil McKinley, director of "The Boy From Oz," as co-director alongside Julie Taymor. However, Miramontez shot down the report, telling the New York Times, "there is no truth to the rumor of a co-director."
"Spider-Man" is set to officially open on March 15. It has been delayed five times, had a main actress quit and suffered numerous accidents that have left several actors hospitalized.
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