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Fired Director Sues Spider-Man Show Bosses

Julie Taymor says she's not being fairly compensated

(Newser) - More drama behind the curtains for Broadway’s Spider-Man: Former director Julie Taymor is suing the show’s producers over what she says is a lack of compensation for her creative work. “The producers' actions have left her no choice but to resort to legal recourse to protect her... More »

How Spider-Man Spent $75M

$9 million on sets, costumes alone

(Newser) - Amid injuries, delays, and firings, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has managed to eat through $75 million, New York state financial statements reveal. To put that in perspective: The play The Book of Mormon cost $9 million, reports the New York Times . Here’s where some of the money—and... More »

Spidey Musical Finally Opens

Official Broadway opening comes after 183 previews, web of problems

(Newser) - After multiple delays, a record-breaking 183 preview performances, and so many mishaps that "troubled" seemed like part of its name, the Spider-Man musical officially opened on Broadway Tuesday night. True to form, the curtain rose for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark almost an hour later than scheduled, the Wall ... More »

Director Julie Taymor Booted From Spider-Man Musical

Official word is she's too busy, but friends say she was forced out

(Newser) - After days of rumors , the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark made the official announcement last night: Director Julie Taymor is out. The problem-plagued musical has also been delayed yet again, this time until “early summer 2011,” according to the show’s blog . Taymor has been replaced... More »

Spider-Man Musical 'Is Dead:' Sources

Negative reviews, money woes, poor ticket sales plague show

(Newser) - The abysmal reviews for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark were the final nail in its coffin, sources say. The long-troubled musical “is dead,” says one. The money is running out, tickets are going unsold, and Michael Riedel predicts it will stagger on for a few more months, but... More »

U2's $31M Spider-Man Musical Hits Delays

Show is most expensive Broadway production ever

(Newser) - Spider-Man has hit more snags en route to its debut as a Broadway musical, Bloomberg reports. Rehearsals for the U2-scored production, set to begin this spring, have been postponed indefinitely. With its budget currently at $31.3 million, the Spidey musical is the most expensive Broadway show ever, and costs... More »

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