Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway): Boy Falls From the Sky

Posted February 9, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in HiDef

Spider-Man’s Reeve Carney performs U2’s “Boy Falls From the Sky” on GMA

Most of the buzz surrounding Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is all about its massive production – estimated around $65 million. But the score, penned by U2’s Bono and The Edge, is getting all the attention from music critics. “Boy Falls From the Sky” has been used in the musical’s promos and performed on Good Morning America by Spider-Man’s star Reeve Carney and a U2-inspired pit band ensemble. The track is full of immaculate rock vibrations loaded with swelling guitars, a gripping melodrama melody that soars expeditiously on the chorus and an intense encore-felt closer. Of course, U2 fans wish they could hear Bono’s lead vocals all over this powerful selection. It has that Rattle and Hum-era countenance. But Carney – who plays a shy and unsure Peter Parker – brings that kind of insecure believability to the Broadway production’s role. It’s that kind of magic that’s going to make the show’s performance even more groundbreaking.

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