It's official: Julie Taymor is out as director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and the musical has postponed its opening night from March 15th to "an evening in early summer, 2011." The delay also allows the new creative team to do some major fine-tuning to the musical: Producers finally announced that Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (as expected) would work on staging and the book respectively, while musical consultant Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski would also join on to help turn the musical more into a musical. Bono and the Edge are reportedly working on additional music as well. In short, in a few months time, Spider-Man hopefully won't be the cast-injuring, money-hemorrhaging, critically maligned $65 million Broadway musical we all loved to tease for the past year.
Producers were obviously diplomatic about the Taymor exit, saying that "previous commitments" made it impossible for Taymor to stay on board while the musical underwent repairs, butRead More »from Save Your March 15th ‘Spider-Man’ Tickets, They Might Be Worth Something Someday