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Bono Brings Big Names To Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Opening Night

Bono and The Edge may tell the media that Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is only “90% done,” but that didn’t stop them from rolling the red carpet out for the powerful pals at Tuesday’s opening night performance. Among the celebs on hand for the musical’s first “official” performance (following months of notorious “previews”) were former President Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Jay-Z, Cindy Crawford, Spike Lee and Helena Christiansen. Even original director Julie Taymor, fired after refusing to make changes to the critically maligned, accident-prone show was on hand despite her lawsuit against the producers. It’s been a long decade to this moment for the musical’s makers—will staying on Broadway be even harder?

See photos of the red carpet and curtain call in the gallery below.

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“Hope For Haiti” To Include Jay-Z, Bono, President Clinton, Oprah, Dozens More

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The official Hope for Haiti Now telethon lineup has just been announced, and this show is going to be even bigger than we had imagined. Rarely, if ever, have so many of the world’s biggest musicians mobilized so quickly with Hollywood elite (plus President Clinton and Oprah) to lend a helping hand in a time of tragedy. If only George Clooney, the mastermind behind the telethon, had been responsible for the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina!

We already reported that the Hope for Haiti Now lineup will include Robert Pattinson, Bono, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Shakira. Now we can provide the full, official lineup. Of particular interest will be headliners Jay-Z and Bono (a rock/rap collaboration for the ages) and Justin Timberlake.

Performing in Los Angeles:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Dave Matthews
  • Emeline Michel
  • John Legend
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Kid Rock (Group performance)
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Taylor Swift

Performing in New York:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Madonna
  • Mary J Blige
  • Shakira
  • Sting
  • Wyclef Jean

Performing in London:

  • Beyonce
  • Coldplay
  • Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge (collaboration)
  • Rihanna

Presenters and speakers in Los Angeles (except where noted differently) include:

  • Anderson Cooper (from Haiti)
  • Ben Stiller
  • Brad Pitt
  • Chris Rock
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Denzel Washington
  • Drew Barrymore
  • George Clooney
  • Halle Berry
  • Jon Stewart (from New York)
  • Julia Roberts
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matt Damon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • President Clinton (from New York)
  • Robert Pattinson (from London)
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Tom Hanks
  • Will Smith with Muhammad Ali

Turn on your television at 8PM EST to witness history in the making. Hope for Haiti Now will be on just about every channel, including VH1 and MTV. Donations will go to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help drive donations.

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