Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Join Now
PetHero: Save 25% at the vet; get toys, treats, and a 24/7 lost pet conciergeLearn More


Julie Taymor breaks silence on 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'

Posted on

While speaking at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach, Calif. today, theater director Julie Taymor publicly discussed for the first time her ongoing struggles with the now-infamous Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, according to a New York Times report. “I am in the crucible right now,” she told the audience, referencing the troubled musical, which could reportedly push back its March 15 opening night once again as soon as this week. “It’s my company’s trial by fire. We have survived because our theme song is ‘Rise Above.’… It’s right there in the palm of my hands.”

Read more:

‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ cast performs on Letterman

‘South Park’ creators: ‘Spider-Man’ musical ‘sucks’ — EXCLUSIVE

‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ seeking focus group feedback — EXCLUSIVE

‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’: Which review is the harshest?