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'Spider-Man' Broadway Team Releases 'Rise Above' Video

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A shot from the Broadway show 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' A shot from the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Photo by Jacob Cohl)

One of the most striking things about "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is the visual punch it packs into every corner of the stage. Critics have written about the show's "stunning costumes" and called it a hybrid of a circus, pop concert and video game.

The video for a song from the show, "Rise Above 1," was released on Vevo on Thursday. It features actor Reeve Carney and U2's Bono and Edge, who wrote the show's score. The video was directed by Joseph Toma and Aaron Platt — who has previously worked with big names like Vampire Weekend and Swizz Beats. Alex Da Kid produced the song, which is on the Interscope record Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark.

Watch the video below. But one spoiler alert: Although it includes clips from the Broadway show — there are actresses from the chorus swinging on delicate saffron-colored silks and shots of Spidey being lowered from the catwalk — the video reaches for a behind-the-scenes look that feels leagues away from the $70 million Broadway production.

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