Settlement reached in ‘Spider-Man’ musical
NEW YORK – A settlement has been reached between the producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and its fired director, Julie Taymor, ending a bitter legal fight over what has become Broadway’s most expensive show.
“All claims between all of the parties in the litigation have been resolved,” both sides said in a statement Wednesday. No details about the settlement or how it was reached were immediately revealed.
Taymor, who was the original “Spider-Man” director and co-book writer, was fired after years of delays, accidents and critical backlash to a show whose $75 million price tag ballooned to make it the most expensive in Broadway history.
The show, which features music by U2’s Bono and The Edge, opened in November 2010 but spent months in previews and then retooling before officially opening a few days after the Tony Awards in June 2011.