Julie Taymor Steps Down From Spiderman Musical

March 9, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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Something had to happen and happen fast. The musical money pit known as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark just got hammered with even more bad news. Or, is it good news?  The show’s producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris officially announced today that Julie Taymor will no longer be continuing her day-to-day duties as the director and co-book writer.

Keep reading for more Julie Taymor details.

The already over budget $65 million show plans to under go “significant” revisions, and the opening night has been pushed AGAIN. This time it’s  slated for “early summer, 2011.”

So what happened?

The producers stated:

Julie’s previous commitments mean that past March 15th, she cannot work the 24/7 [schedule] necessary to make the changes in the production in order to be ready for our opening.” Cohl and Harris are clear, however, that Taymor “is not leaving the creative team.

She being replace by director Philip William McKinley and playwright and Spider-Man comic book dude Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will do “book rewrites.”

U2′s Bono and The Edge announced that they are writing “a couple of new songs we are very very excited about putting into the mix.” With all of these changes, they remains optimistic.

We are confident [the show] will reach its full potential and when it does, it will open.

If you plan on seeing Spiderman, you better get in line. Tickets have sold out for months and they range in price from $67.50 to $135. Hmm, would you want to see Siperman: Turn off the dark?


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