Taymor Pulls Out Of Spider-Man Chat

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December 30, 2010 | 11:25am EST

Spider-Man musical director Julie Taymor has axed plans to discuss the beleaguered Broadway production at a public speaking engagement.
Taymor had agreed to appear at a New York Times event on 8 January to be interviewed by theater reporter Patrick Healy about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

But she has now withdrawn from the talk to continue overseeing rehearsals of the stage show.

Her representative explains, “With the changes to the Spider-Man production schedule, Julie will be deep in rehearsals and will not be available to participate.”

Refunds are being offered to ticket holders.

Taymor’s show has suffered a number of setbacks, including delays and onstage stunt accidents. The musical is due to open in February.