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From U2: A Song for SpideyByÂ PATRICK HEALY
The rock band Carney on Tuesday unveiled a new song by U2, â€œBoy Falls from the Sky,â€ an emo-like mix of ballad and hard, aching energy that is intended as a major number in Act II of the coming Broadway mega-musical â€œSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.â€ Bono and the Edge wrote â€œBoyâ€ and a dozen more songs for the show, their first Broadway musical, which has suffered production delays because of financial problems but is expected to begin performances in New York this fall.
Reeve Carney, the singer-frontman of the band that bears his name, is set to play Peter Parker and Spider-Man on Broadway, though he did not act in character while performing â€œBoyâ€ at a luncheon honoring the musicalâ€™s director, Julie Taymor. It was the first time that Mr. Carney had performed a U2 song from â€œSpider-Manâ€ before several hundred Broadway artists and producers; his singing voice sounded both younger and sharper-edged than Bonoâ€™s.
In the musical, Peter Parker sings the number after his love interest, Mary Jane, has been abducted and his superpowers are gone. The song was by turns romantic and introspective, with lyrics like â€œyou can change your mind/you canâ€™t change your heartâ€ and â€œI did not have to move so far/to find myself alone.â€