The Spidey Project was conceived as a what if. What if someone could conceive, write, compose, cast, rehearse and perform a Spider-Man musical on a zero dollar budget in under a month’s time with the intention of going live before Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark? Would that be possible? Yes, yes it was.
In comparison the Broadway disaster known as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has cost $70 million to date, been in delayed production for nearly a year, just fired director Julie Taymor and has pretty much become the laughing stock of Broadway. It’s a Titanic-like disaster, which may never see the light of day.
But thankfully, comic book and musical nerds will always have The Spidey Project , which is now available in its entirety online in four parts. Please watch it, if only to make Julie Taymor, Bono and the Edge feel like gigantic failures.
And also because this is really, really funny stuff. There’s a certain lo-fi charm to this, with a love for the character shining through and a thumbed nose at those other guys.