'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' faces sixth delay and possible exit of director Julie Taymor: Report
Image Credit: Jacob CohlBroadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is about to face extensive changes, including a sixth delay and the possible exit of director Julie Taymor, according to a report in the New York Times.
Producers may halt performances for two to three weeks and delay the show’s official opening to sometime this summer in order to rework the $65 million production, which continues to be one of Broadway’s highest grossers despite an icy critical reception last month.
Veteran Broadway directors Christopher Ashley (Memphis) and Philip William McKinley (The Boy from Oz) have reportedly been approached about joining Spider-Man‘s creative team, possibly without Taymor onboard.
When reached for comment, a rep for the show responded, “We are not confirming, or commenting, on the rumors.”