The legal battle between producers of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and its fired director, Julie Taymor, has been settled.
The two sides issued a press release Wednesday announcing the dispute had been resolved, but releasing no terms of the settlement.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a technologically ambitious production that was plagued by delays and accidents ahead of its Broadway opening and is reputed to be the most expensive show ever created.
Taymor, who had previously directed The Lion King on Broadway, was fired in March 2011, shortly after the show’s opening. The Spider-Man storyline was reworked and her credits left off the revamped production.
She sued producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris — as well as Glen Berger, her former co-book writer — saying her creative rights had been infringed and claiming she hadn't been compensated for work she put into the show. They countersued, saying Taymor had no copyright claim to the production.
Cohl and Harris issued a statement Wednesday welcoming the settlement, as did Taymor.
"I'm pleased to have reached an agreement and hope for the continued success of Spider-Man, both on Broadway and beyond," Taymor said.
The show, still playing on Broadway, has music by Bono and the Edge, and tells the story of the origins of Spider-Man.