While Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark may just be doomed as it enters it’s second month of being open, there is a new live superhero show on the horizon, which could just prove to be the one we needed all along. Get ready for Batman Live: World Arena Tour.
This is less of a musical and more of a live show with an 80-piece orchestra that will be the closest portrayal to the source material since the animated series in the 90s. Here’s the official synopsis.
Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, Batman Live is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City.
The show comes from the mind of Nick Grace, the man who brought Abba’s Mamma Mia! to the stage, and is currently touring in the UK and Ireland. There isn’t any official word on when the show is scheduled to hit the states, but you can expect the Dark Knight and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man to go head to head in the least manly of ways sometime by the end of 2011.
Check out some impressive set images from the dress rehearsal after the jump, and check in at the official Batman Live website for more updates.