It finally happened this week: Ending speculation that Julie Taymor would be booted off Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, producers announced on Tuesday that she’s being relieved of her day-to-day directorial duties on the troubled musical. They also revealed that Bono and The Edge are penning new songs, The Boy From Oz director Philip William McKinley is joining the creative team, and Spider-Man comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will retool the book. As expected, the play won’t make its scheduled March 15 opening, which will be rescheduled for early summer.
In non-Spidey news, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace joined the cast of The Normal Heart. (The show sill mark the first time on Broadway for both actors). READ FULL STORY