Julie Taymor Talks Spidey Musical – Briefly


Taymor“An incredible battle wound…”

Following the Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark debacle, and the tumultuous drama that unfolded behind the scenes, Julie Taymor has moved back to familiar territory. The director has just finished a film version of her adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

During an interview with the Associated Press, Taymor was asked about her work on the Spidey musical and if she felt she had been misrepresented:

AP: Do you feel that you were misrepresented in the “Spider-Man” coverage?

Taymor: I don’t know. I wasn’t really represented. I think yes, misrepresented or non-represented. Part of it was, ‘What are you going to say when there’s that onslaught (of media coverage)?’ I decided that people were hungry, there was a feeding frenzy. I don’t necessarily think that the whole story was reported. It wasn’t, but let’s move on. I’m happy to have moved on. It was four years ago, but it’s an incredible battle wound… The final thing was my production in every way visually, but not what I had hoped it would be.

The musical ended its Broadway run in January of this year. The current plans for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark include an arena tour starting in late 2015.

–George Berryman!

(6) Comments

  1. George Berryman - Post author

    @2 - Yes. 'Song of Spider-Man' is a compelling page turner. I freakin' loved it! We tried to get an interview for the podcast but weren't able to get in touch with Mr. Berger.

  2. Old Guy

    Anyone who is interested in the trials and tribulations of the Broadway play should read "Song of Spider-Man" by Glen Berger.

  3. Spideymaddox

    I have been a rabid Spider-man fan since I was around 5 years old and even I never had any desire to see Spidey sing and dance. still not sure how this even made it past the initial Idea pitch.

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