Julie Taymor, “Spider-Man” Producers Settle NYC Suit

Taymor had said the current hit Broadway production, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” was based on the unlawful use of her copyrighted written works


Ousted former “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” director Julie Taymor unexpectedly joined former collaborators Bono and the Edge of U2 onstage at the musical’s Broadway opening June 14, 2011. © Getty Images

Like in any great theater production, the conflict between director Julie Taymor and the producers of the Broadway production of “Spider-Man” peaked in intensity just before the resolution.

A tentative deal settling a dispute over her role in the musical was disclosed in a document filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It said the case could be reopened within two months if the agreement breaks down. Settlement terms were not released.

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