By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Tony Award winning director of "The Lion King," will no longer direct Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man" musical as producers announced a new creative team and postponed the show's official opening to summer.
In December, when the Broadway "Spider-Man" musical was generating embarrassing headlines over injuries sustained by an actor in a fall, director Julie Taymor met with her cast for a pep talk of sorts. Ultimately, though, Miss Taymor herself was unable to rise above the scathing press the show received.
"It has to be like someone taking her child from her," said Jeffrey Horowitz, a longtime friend and colleague, before the official announcement.
"You don't hire people like Julie Taymor unless you want people who push boundaries," he said. "This show is a piece of art, and it has been described as a spectacle gone out of control. That is dangerous for her and for other artists who take risks."