Julie Taymor Settles Lawsuit Against SPIDER-MAN Producers
According to the Associated Press, ex-Spidey director Julie Taymor just today reached a tentative settlement regarding her lawsuit against the producers of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. Details of the deal have not been released to the public.
This latest development happened soon after Taymor's team claimed that her opposition had 'launched a full-scale attack on Taymor aimed at assassinating her character and seeking to hold her singly responsible — financially and reputationally — for the musical's problems.'
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the lawsuit she filed against the SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK producers claimed that they 'violated her creative rights and haven't compensated her for the work she put into the musical.' Taymor, who was let go as director of the show in March 2011, also filed a claim in June that she never receivEd Royalties from the production and was only paid $125,000 when the project was launching five years ago.
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SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love").
Inspired by nearly 50 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
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