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Julie Taymor settles 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' litigation

The very long, very involved legal battle between Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark creative teams past and present finally has been resolved: Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and 8 Legged Productions LLC have settled all their pending claims against each other, they announced today.

“We’re happy to put all this behind us,” 8 Legged’s Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris said in a statement. “We are now looking forward to spreading Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark in new and exciting ways around the world.”

According to the statement, “The parties’ settlement agreement resolves Ms. Taymor’s claims against 8 Legged in connection with her work on the book of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with respect to both the current New York production and subsequent productions.” READ FULL STORY

Shakespeare lures Julie Taymor back to the stage

When the theater world last left Julie Taymor, Spider-Man was pushing her off the stage. Now, Shakespeare is pulling her back. Taymor’s reps confirm that she will christen Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn as director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this fall.

This won’t be the director’s first brush with Shakespeare, of course. She’s wrestled him to the silver screen before, adapting both Titus and The Tempest, with varying amounts of success (and blood).

It would spoil the fun to speculate too heavily on what her Dream might be, but we can hazard an early guess: We shall not want for spectacle.

Read more:
Co-writer of ‘Spider-Man’ musical lands tell-all book deal
Julie Taymor and ‘Spider-Man’ producers reach tentative settlement
‘Spider-Man’ As Webslinger? Cool. Web Singer? Not So Much.

'Lion King' brings chandelier down on 'Phantom,' becomes new all-time high earner on Broadway

A new king has been crowned on Broadway. Box office figures to be released later Monday show that The Lion King last week swiped the title of Broadway’s all-time highest grossing show from The Phantom of the Opera, The Associated Press has learned.

The cumulative gross for The Lion King is $853,846,062, according to the show’s numbers. Its chandelier-swinging rival’s cumulative total is $853,122,847, according to musical’s publicist. The Lion King surged past Phantom after netting over $2 million at the box office for the week ending Sunday, while Phantom pulled in about $1.2 million. READ FULL STORY

'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' producers reach settlement with Julie Taymor's directors' union

8 Legged Productions LLC, the producers of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has reached a settlement with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), the union representing the show’s creator Julie Taymor.

According to a press release sent to EW by Spider-Man production spokesperson Rick Miramontez, the producers of the show have agreed to pay Taymor full royalties for her services as director and, once the show recoups, as a collaborator. They also withdrew litigation in which the producers challenged the SDC’s jurisdiction and the SDC arbitrated against the producers.

However, this settlement is strictly between the producers and the directors’ union, not Taymor herself; the lawsuits between Taymor and Spider-Man’s producers regarding authorship are still ongoing.

Taymor filed a suit against the producers in November after being fired from the production, alleging that she had not been properly compensated for her work on the musical and that her ousting violated her creative rights. In January, the show’s producers fired back with a countersuit that accused Taymor of failing to fulfill her contractual obligations when she refused to work with collaborators to improve Spider-Man after the show’s much-admonished debut in previews.

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