July 30, 2013 |
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking east and west for a new superhero. Reeve Carney, who originated the title role, will depart the production Sept. 15, launching a bicoastal search to find the musical's new star as well as a future Mary Jane, the role currently filled by Rebecca Faulkenberry. In Los Angeles, tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church. In New York, a casting call is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Stage 48 & Sky-Lounge. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Carney made his Broadway debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and has been with the musical since the show previewed in 2010.
July 18, 2013 |
It's a book that will appeal to Broadway fans and Comic-Con habitues alike. "The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History" promises to be a juicy tell-all of the backstage politics and backstabbing that went on during the development of the superhero musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. " The book, written by the show's co-scriptwriter Glen Berger, now has a street date of Nov. 5. Berger was brought on board by director Julie Taymor to help write the book for the musical, but the pair eventually had a falling-out, as revealed in court papers filed by Taymor after she was fired from the troubled production.
April 10, 2013 |
Director Julie Taymor has reached a settlement in her epic legal battle with the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. " In a joint statement released Wednesday, the two sides said that the pending litigation between them has been settled by "mutual agreement of all parties. " No terms of the settlement were announced. However, the statement said that Taymor's claims against the musical have been resolved "with respect to both the current New York production and subsequent productions.
March 19, 2013 |
The expected legal settlement between the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and director Julie Taymor has failed to materialize, leading a federal judge in New York to set a new trial date for the ongoing battle. Judge Katherine B. Forrest has ordered that a trial date be set for May 28 in New York. The order, which is dated Friday, states that the two parties have until May 1 for the discovery process. The news was first reported Tuesday by the New York Times.
January 23, 2013 |
Since being fired in 2011 from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," director Julie Taymor has kept a relatively low public profile, her time presumably occupied by the ongoing lawsuit between her and the show's producers. Taymor might be considered damaged goods when it comes to Broadway, but her trademark innovative style still has its fans. In her first directing gig since the "Spider-Man" debacle, Taymor will return to her roots by staging a new production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn.
October 24, 2012 |
A co-writer for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has reportedly accepted a book deal to tell his side of the story of the troubled mega-production. Glen Berger, who wrote the book for the musical along with Julie Taymor, has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster, according to the New York Times. The book is expected to be published in 2013. Berger was one of several people on "Spider-Man" who had a falling-out with Taymor during the musical's troubled development.