'Spider-Man' Musical Star Won't Leave Anytime Soon


It's been a good few years since Reeve Carney made his debut as the web-slinging superhero in "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" on Broadway — and a lot has changed in the years since the show debuted on the Great White Way.

The musical had famously been saddled by production problems, injuries, script changes, behind-the-scenes drama and basically every problem ever. Regardless, that’s all in the past and the show has since found its footing. That’s all good news for Spider-Man himself, who couldn’t be happier that the show has gone on and on and on without anymore drama.

“It’s great for me because the longer you are with something ... I should say the longer you are with a character, you have the chance to allow his behavior to respond similarly to the way you behave as yourself. I think I’m going through a process now where I'm going through that learning about how to let the inspiration of the moment affect the performance in a positive way,” he told MTV News. “That’s something I couldn't have done a year, year and a half ago because of all the chaos. With the script changing every day, you didn't have the chance to really relax into it. So it's nice to find that combination of being relaxed but also having that focused intensity.”

And, that means that Carney has no plans to leave the show anytime soon. He’s totally cool donning Spidey’s spandex performance after performance. “I love it. The fact that I’m playing Spider-Man every day, it’s a pretty positive thing so it tends to bring out the more positive character traits in my life,” he shared. “I don’t know. There aren’t a whole lot of projects that interest me, but there are some.”

In addition to his role on stage, he’s also working on his next album and prepping to play Jeff Buckley in a biopic of the singer’s life.