TURN OFF THE DARK

Leaked Spider-Man emails: Taymor wanted Bono to work on songs, Bono showed up drunk with models instead

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Julie Taymor's dispute with the producers of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark continues this week with a 46-page complaint filed Friday that's as contentious as it is long.

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Julie Taymor Suing the Spidey Musical?

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Hey, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/tag/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark">we haven't checked in on this rolling disaster in a while</a>, how's it been doing.

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The Spider-Man Musical’s Still Not Right

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Last week, we <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark-starts-endangering-actors-again-on-may-12th">reported</a> on the reopening of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway musical that's tortured actors and audiences alike.

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SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK STARTS ENDANGERING ACTORS AGAIN ON MAY 12TH

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There hasn't been much to say about the now-legendary Broadway train wreck SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark for the last month.

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Law And Order: Criminal Intent Basing An Episode On Spider-Man Musical

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With all the injuries on the set of the <a href="../tag/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark">Spider-Man musical</a>, Spider-Man: Off With The Darkness And The Injuries To The Actors With The Ouch And The Flavin, we're a little surprised one of the eighty-four Law & Order spin-offs hasn't filmed a "ripped from the headlines" episode about it already.

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Spider-Man actor defends Julie Taymor, blames sexism

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Stage actor Harry Lennix has taken to Huffington Post to write a lengthy screed/defense of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor, who <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/03/julie-taymor-leaves-the-spider-man-musical" target="_blank">was fired </a>from the production a week before the scheduled opening.

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Julie Taymor exits Spider-Man Musical a week before the opening

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Director Julie Taymor has left her $65 million Spider-Man musical just a week before the official opening night, so that's going well.

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Both Spider-Man Musicals Are Doing Great

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You may have already heard a <a href="../2011/02/spidey-musical-finally-has-a-writer-who-cares-about-spider-man">new scriptwriter</a> and a <a href="../2011/02/spidey-musical-to-get-new-director">new director</a> were hired for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and you may have read about Julie Taymor comparing the musical to <a href="../2011/03/julie-taymor-spider-man-burns-like-a-volcano-theatergoers-agree">that time she almost died in a volcano</a>.

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Julie Taymor: Spider-Man Burns Like a Volcano. Theatergoers agree

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There's been so much written about the horribleness of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark that it's kind of hard to write anything new.

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Turns Off the Critics

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"<a href="../tag/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark">Spider-Man: Illuminate The Darkness Or Whatever</a>" doesn't officially open until March 15th (or at least that's what they said the fifth time they delayed the opening), but most of the major critics published their reviews yesterday (which was supposed to be the debut prior to the most recent delay).

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Bono And The Edge Are Going To Save Spider-Man

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Since the official opening of musical debacle Spider-Man: It's Dark In This Orchestra Pit has been pushed back (again) to February 7th <a href="../2010/12/spidey-musical-even-more-doomed">for rewrites</a>, the spokesman for the play (Rick Miramontez) has announced that Bono, The Edge, and Julie Taymor will be attending all performances between now and opening night.

TV CARPIO

First Interview With Injured Actor From Spider-Man Musical

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We never tire of <a href="../tag/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark">talking about</a> the clearly doomed sure to be tremendous musical Spider-Man: Flip The Off Switch On The Absence Of Illumination (or something like that).

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What’s Going Wrong With The Spidey Musical This Week?

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Hey, remember when the Spidey musical injured somebody.

TAIWAN

Taiwan Sums Up Our Feelings On “Spider-Man: Musical Fail”

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We've been beating up "Spider-Man: Fall Off a Set Piece" for a while now, but it's lacked one thing that would have put the cherry on top of the vitriolic sundae: a Taiwanese CGI animation mocking the ever-loving crap out of it.

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Actors’ Equity Tries, Fails To Halt The Spider-Man Musical

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On Monday night, aerialist/actor Christopher Tierney (pictured at right) fell "approximately 30 feet" when a cable failed during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (remains in the hospital with broken ribs.

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Actor Falls 30 Feet During Spider-Man: Turn Off the DAAAAAAAHH!

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We've been Peter Panning people across the theater stage for like 200 years now, haven't we.

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Huge Accident During The Spider-Man Musical Last Night

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UPDATE: <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/performer-is-injured-during-spider-man-performance/#video">TheNYTimes</a> has a video of the fall, and there's a video after the jump.

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Spider-Man Musical Being Delayed Again While They Rewrite It

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You might be surprised to hear this, but the $65 million Broadway musical about Spider-man with music by U2 is in the news again, and again sounding not altogether un-disastrous.

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Spidey Musical Even More Doomed?

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Just a quick item continuing our coverage of "Spider-Man: Flip the Light Switch Turn Off The Dark": it's even more doomed than we thought.


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