See Just How Crazy the Spider-Man Musical Will Be

A lot has been written so far about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark: That it’s the most expensive Broadway musical in history; that it’s the most dangerous Broadway musical in history; that it’s the biggest risk in Broadway history (which, after the first two, sort of goes without saying). But until now, almost nothing has been seen. That all changed today, when Vogue, of all publications, published the first official images of the production’s certifiably insane costumes.

The photos, which hardly look real, were taken by Annie Leibovitz, and showcase just how out-of-their-minds the people involved in this production are. We mean that in a good way. Spider-Man purists probably won’t like what they see (a comic book-obsessed friend of ours commented upon seeing the pics: “Leave it to Broadway to gay everything up”), but our hunch is that Taymor and Co. aren’t staging this with fanboys in mind. And what stake does a fashion bible like Vogue have in getting first dibs on these shots? Well, in this version, Mary Jane doesn’t wear cardigans and Levis – she wears gothic gowns by Marchesa and McQueen. Marvel at the slideshow here.

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