According to the New York Times, Bogaev has experience working on rock musicals like Elton John's "Aida" and Phil Collins' "Tarzan," but he'll have his work cut out for him repairing the U2-penned musical with only three weeks until opening night. U2 are reportedly working on new songs for the show, which is a good thing considering critics weren't overly impressed by the majority of the music in "Spider-Man."
Despite all the controversy, preview performances of "Spider-Man" continue to be among the top-grossing shows on Broadway. The musical had its best seven-day run last week with an intake of $1.48 million at the box office. However, the musical carries a $1 million-a-week running fee plus inevitable hospital bills, so producers are still a long, long way from making this $65 million musical solvent. They'd need to average $1.5 million a week for the next 130 weeks just to break even, an almost impossible feat, even for Bono -- or Spider-Man.