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"Maybe A Spider-man Musical Is Ridiculous" Inside The Disastrous 'Turn Off The Dark'

By Michael West | 20th November 2013

After six major injuries, several legal cases and underwhelming ticket sales, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will end its run on Broadway. Costing $75 million to create - making it the most expensive musical in...

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Jilted Spider-man Broadway Director Julie Taymor Reaches Settlement

By Hayley Avron | 11th April 2013

News broke yesterday (April 10, 2013) that Julie Taymor, the jilted director of the ill-fated Spiderman Broadway production has finally reached a settlement with the show’s producers. However, we do not know what that settlement...

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Julie Taymor & Spider-spider Man Producers Settle Legal Spat

10th April 2013

Moviemaker Julie Taymor has settled her long-running legal spat with the producers of Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.Pending litigation between the parties has been settled by mutual agreement and all claims have been...

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Spider-man Broadway Production And Julie Taymor To Finally Reach Settlement

By Contributor | 24th January 2013

A protracted legal saga between the producers of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Of The Dark and their former actress Julie Taymor looks like it might finally be coming to a settlement.The pair fell out when the...

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Julie Taymor Reaches Spider-man Lawsuit Settlement

30th August 2012

Producers behind hit Broadway show Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark have reached a settlement with ousted director Julie Taymor ending their bitter legal battle.Taymor, who was fired from the once much-maligned musical in March, 2011,...

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Julie Taymor Accuses Bono, The Edge, Of Plotting Against Her

5th March 2012

Julie Taymor has claimed that the producers of the ill-fated Spider-Man musical 'fraudulently induced' her to work on the musical whilst they plotted to oust her from the project and U2's Bono and The Edge...

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Julie Taymor Claims There Was 'Conspiring' In Bono's "Spiderman" Musical

3rd March 2012

Julie Taymor has slammed her former creative partners who were involved in the Bono musical 'Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark'. According to the Los Angeles Times, Julie Taymor has revealed in court papers that she...

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Julie Taymor Sues Spiderman Bosses For "Hundreds Of Thousands"

17th February 2012

Julie Taymor, the former director of the ill-fated Spiderman Broadway show has successfully sued the shows producers for "hundreds of thousands of dollars", says a report on the Bbc News website today (February 17, 2012)....

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Taymor To Be Awarded Royalties For Work On Spider-man Play

16th February 2012

Producers behind hit Broadway show Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark have agreed to pay full royalties to former director Julie Taymor.Taymor, who was fired from the once much-maligned musical last March (11), maintained she had...

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Spider-man Producers File Suit Against Taymor

18th January 2012

Producers behind Broadway's Spider-man musical have filed a counter-suit against Julie Taymor accusing the director of putting together a sub-standard show.The Across the Universe helmer exited Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark last March (11), following...

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Taymor To Be Feted At Athena Film Festival

11th January 2012

Across The Universe director Julie Taymor has been selected for a top award at the Athena Film Festival next month (Feb12).Organisers have praised Taymor for her "vision and courage as an exemplary director" while Juno...

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Taymor Attacks U2 Stars Over Spider-man Comments

16th November 2011

Former Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark musical director Julie Taymor has taken aim at U2 stars Bono and The Edge for remarks they made to the media before she was sacked earlier this year (11).The...

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Spider-man Producers Address Taymor's Accusations

9th November 2011

The producers behind Broadway's Spider-man musical have responded to Julie Taymor after she accused them of using her creative contributions without paying her, insisting the director was "indeed compensated" for her work.Taymor lodged an arbitration...

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Taymor Sues Over Alleged Spider-man Compensation

8th November 2011

Former Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark director Julie Taymor has stepped up her legal battle with producers behind the Broadway musical and filed suit over allegations of unpaid royalties.Taymor, who departed the much-maligned show in...

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Taymor's Spider-man Cash Battle Heads To Arbitration

2nd October 2011

Former Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark director Julie Taymor and the producers of the Broadway musical are expected to enter arbitration next week (beg03Oct11) over an alleged $500,000 (£312,500) settlement.Taymor, who departed the much-maligned show...

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Helen Mirren: 'Female Spy Roles Are Undervalued'

31st August 2011

Dame Helen Mirren believes there should be more female spy roles.The Oscar-winning actress - who has played an assassin in 'Red' and a retired Israeli secret service agent in 'The Debt' in recent years -...

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Taymor Swaps Spider-man For The Lion King

17th August 2011

Director Julie Taymor is moving on from her much-maligned Broadway musical Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark to stage a production of The Lion King in Spain.Taymor walked away from the Spider-Man project in March (11)...

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Jim Sturgess' Magical Moment As Spider-man

4th August 2011

Actor Jim Sturgess will always be indebted to director pal Julie Taymor for including him in a Spider-man songwriting jam session with his heroes Bono and The Edge.The U2 icons were working on the music...

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Julie Taymor Takes Aim At Twitter, Producers For Spider-man's Failure

21st June 2011

Moviemaker Julie Taymor has blamed Twitter.com for the initial failure of her much-maligned Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, insisting too many people used the social network to voice their opinions before the show...

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Spider Man Reviews Improve After Official Opening

15th June 2011

Spider Man : Turn Off the Dark' made its official debut on Broadway last night (14th June 2011) after months of delays and media ridicule. The show had to undergo a creative overhaul following the...

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Bono And The Edge Take Spider-man Stage With Taymor

15th June 2011

U2 rockers Bono and The Edge put on a united front with their former Spider-man musical director Julie Taymor by taking to the stage with her at the close of the show's opening night.Spider-Man: Turn...

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Taymor To Attend Spider-man Opening Night

14th June 2011

Moviemaker Julie Taymor has confirmed she will be attending the opening night of beleaguered Broadway musical Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark on Tuesday (14Jun11), despite the fact she's battling with the show's producers over compensation...

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Spider Man Actress Hits Back At 'Crushing' Reviews

14th June 2011

Spider Man 'Turn off the Dark' finally makes its official debut on Broadway tonight (14th June 2011) following a tumultuous few months that has seen cast-members hospitalized and producer Julie Taymor leave the project. Spider...

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U2 Stars Explain Taymor's Exit From Spider-man

14th June 2011

U2 stars Bono and The Edge have opened up about Julie Taymor's exit from their Spider-man musical, revealing the director was "exhausted" and "overwrought" and they didn't think she would cope with an overhaul of...

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Union Representatives Sue Spider-man Producers On Taymor's Behalf

9th June 2011

Director Julie Taymor's battle for royalties allegedly owed to her by the producers of Broadway's Spider-man stage show is heading to arbitration.Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which opened for previews last year (10), has been...

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Taymor Fighting For Spider-man Pay

2nd June 2011

Director Julie Taymor is embroiled in a dispute with the producers of Broadway's Spider-man stage show over allegations she is owed money for her work on the troubled musical.Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened for...

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Harris Makes Spiderman Joke At Tonys Announcement

10th May 2011

Neil Patrick Harris, the American actor and star of 'How I Met Your Mother', will host this year's Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12th 2011, reports the Associated Press. Neil Patrick Harris...

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Movie Reviews Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil

29th April 2011

Ordinarily, critics pull their punches when they're writing about relatively low-budget animated movies aimed at kids. After all, what may seem lame to an adult just might delight little tykes. They are not so generous...

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Bono And The Edge Rally Spider-man Cast

11th March 2011

U2 rockers Bono and The Edge held a pep talk with castmembers of their troubled Spider-man musical on Wednesday (09Mar11) to reassure them of their faith in the show following the departure of director Julie...

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Taymor Steps Down As Spider-man Director, U2 Stars Writing New Music

10th March 2011

Julie Taymor has stepped down as director of Broadway's Spider-man musical as producers prepare to make "significant" revisions to the troubled show.Taymor will remain part of the creative team behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark...

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