Will Julie Taymor be forced out of the Spider-Man Musical?

Despite the comedy of errors that is Broadway's Spider-Man musical, ticket sales continue to soar. But will this next news snip Spidey's web once and for all? Rumor has it director Julie Taymor may step down. » 3/08/11 11:30am 3/08/11 11:30am

The New Yorker cover takes a shot at the Spider-Man musical

And the hits for the Spidey musical just keep coming. After a few weeks without any reported injuries, Julie Taymor's Spider-Man musical takes another swipe, this time from the New Yorker. Plus, more skits poking fun at the troubled production. » 1/11/11 8:30am 1/11/11 8:30am

Lead Actress flees the Spider-Man musical

More trouble for Julie Taymor's Spidey musical. Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne, and sings five numbers (including the title track), is leaving the production after suffering from a concussion last month. Will this inspire others to jump ship? [NY Times] » 12/29/10 8:00am 12/29/10 8:00am

Ambulances Called, Show Stopped After 'Big Accident' During Spider-Man…

Uh-oh: According to several people in the audience of tonight's show, the Bono-penned, Julie Taymor-directed Spider-Man musical Turn off the Dark just stopped a performance mid-show after an actor was involved in a 'big accident'—possibly a two-story fall. » 12/20/10 10:04pm 12/20/10 10:04pm

Luckily, it seems as though the actor involved is okay,… » 12/20/10 10:04pm 12/20/10 10:04pm

Julie Taymor's The Tempest is your new late night drunken pizza orgy…

Shakespeare's magic thrives in darkness. Many of his most memorable, transformative plays include unfathomable horrors. And The Tempest, perhaps his most overtly magical play, must beguile us but also confront us with madness. Julie Taymor's version doesn't quite get there. » 12/10/10 9:40am 12/10/10 9:40am

Watch as the sorcerer's daughter falls for a prince, in an exclusive…

In this exclusive clip from Julie Taymor's The Tempest, Prince Ferdinand falls in love-at-first-glance with Prospera (Helen Mirren)'s daughter Miranda. Nobody writes young lovers like Shakespeare, especially when his prose is brought to life by these flaxen-haired beauties. » 12/03/10 6:30am 12/03/10 6:30am

The Spider-Man Broadway musical is like eating a candy-coated black…

The $65-million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not unlike eating a caramel-covered, poisonous arachnid. It's a deranged spectacle that's sweet going down. » 11/29/10 11:05am 11/29/10 11:05am

Previews for the Spider-Man musical reveal Kraven, Carnage, and a giant…

The latest TV spots for the Spider-Man musical have hit the web. Check out footage of the high-flying stunts, Carnage, Kraven, and the gangster Hammerhead, who has been transformed into a macrocephalic parade float. » 11/27/10 12:00pm 11/27/10 12:00pm

Check out some gorgeous stills from Hollywood's gender swapped Tempest…

We love it when Hollywood remakes a Shakespeare classic — sans teeny-bopper trappings. We're especially tickled by The Tempest's decision to gender-swap the magical "Prospera," so Helen Mirren could be cast. Check out a collection of new Tempest stills. » 11/10/10 11:37am 11/10/10 11:37am

The gender-swapping, hyper-stylized trailer for Shakespeare's The…

We never thought we'd see Russell Brand in a Shakespeare film, and yet here he is in the first ever trailer for Julie" Across The Universe" Taymor's gender-flopped Tempest translation. Watch Helen Mirren, as Prospera, summon the elements of magic! » 10/06/10 8:00am 10/06/10 8:00am

Who Came Up With The Spider-Man Musical's Goofy-Ass Name? It Was Bono.

Have you been wondering why the Spider-Man musical is called Turn Off The Dark? Apparently Bono, the musical's songwriter, came up with the name. Says director Julie Taymor: "It was a story that he heard about a child who would say to his daddy, he was sleeping, and instead of saying ‘turn on the light,' he would say… » 7/17/09 12:58pm 7/17/09 12:58pm

Spider-Man Musical Will Be Circus Of Pain

Singing and dancing worked out so well in Spider-Man 3 that somebody felt we needed a more concentrated dose. The Spider-Man musical hits Broadway in late 2008 or early 2009. Director Julie Taymor wants to use Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, stars of her critically panned Beatles romp Across The Universe. You won't… » 11/21/07 1:30pm 11/21/07 1:30pm