Taymor To Attend Spider-Man Opening Night

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June 14, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Moviemaker Julie Taymor has confirmed she will be attending the opening night of beleaguered Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Tuesday, despite the fact she’s battling with the show’s producers over compensation fees.
Taymor helped develop the troubled show but quit as director in March after producers opted to pull the musical offstage and rework the plot and music and address ongoing safety concerns, following a series of accidents to cast members.

Last week, officials at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society filed an arbitration claim against producers on Taymor’s behalf after she alleged she had not received full compensation for helping to create the $70 million spectacular.

But the director isn’t letting the legal spat keep her from opening night.

A spokesman for Taymor says, “She is so proud of the cast, crew, musicians and creatives with whom she worked on this amazing project for so many years, and she looks forward to sharing in tonight’s celebration.”

Taymor has been replaced by Phil McKinley.

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