The New York Times reports Julie Taymor, director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Broadway’s most expensive show yet-to-open-after-nearly four-months-of-previews-and-delayed-openings-not-to-mention-bad-press-reviews, will soon move aside.
Acclaimed in the past for her direction of the Broadway smash hit The Lion King, Taymor’s exit from Spider-Man is indeed a fall from grace.
Known her artistic mastery of theatre design, Taymor perhaps did not fully embrace the swag of poor reviews for the show and suggestions for improvement in the script, resulting in the producers being forced to make a tough decision.
The new director for Spider-Man will be Philip William McKinley, best known for his work on Broadway with The Boy From Oz. Further delays for the show will result in a myriad of creative improvements being made behind the scenes.