Playwright Glen Berger, who co-wrote the book to the Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, is documenting his experience during the show’s tumultuous development in the new book Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. Published by Simon & Schuster, the book is due to hit stores on November 5.
In Song of Spider-Man, Berger describes his collaboration with director Julie Taymor and U2’s Bono and The Edge, who wrote the show’s score. He discusses the passion and ambition that went into the production, detailing both the highs and lows of the multi-year process that led to the creation of one of the most expensive and talked-about Broadway musicals of all time.
Glen Berger’s plays include O Lovely Glowworm and Underneath the Lintel. In addition to Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, he has worked on the musicals A Night in the Old Marketplace and On Words and Onwards.