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Is your spidey sense tingling? That can only mean one thing - "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is almost here.

Indeed, the new musical, directed by Julie Taymor with original music by U2's Bono and The Edge, opens in previews (read: cheaper tickets) on Nov. 14 at the Foxwoods Theatre, before officially opening on Dec. 21.

In addition to its Hollywood director and blockbuster musicians, the team behind the much-buzzed Broadway show hail from Cirque du Soleil, the Beijing Olympics and even the "Spider-Man" films themselves. They'll no doubt have no problem making the Marvel superhero fly and soar as the production draws on over 40 years of the comic book.

Highlights of the musical, which costs a reported $60 million to put on, include a giant backdrop that peels like a comic book page being turned between scenes and Cirque du Soleil-designed aerial technology, with capabilities for Spider-man to soar above the crowd at 40 miles per hour. It's enough to make even non-comic book fans geek out.

For a small taste of the show, see Spider-man himself, Reeve Carney (looking more like Peter Parker) performing a song from the musical called "Boy Falls from the Sky." If this song's any indication, expect a very emo production, a la another rock and roll-flavored musical currently on Broadway.
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When: Nov. 14-April 17, 2011
Where: Foxwoods Theater, 213 W. 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues
Cost: $67.50$140
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