Director of Spiderman musical quits over show’s music

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 17:31 PM IST

New York: The director of musical ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ has left the production after she brought in a veteran director to tune up the music.

Julie Taymor, 58, is said to have lost the support of Irish singer Bono, who along with his U2 bandmate, The Edge, had written the score for the musical.

“If Bono had wanted Taymor to stay, she’d still be here,” a newspaper quoted a source as saying a day after Taymor exited the Broadway show.

“He’s a huge part of the decision making that goes on,” the source said.

There were several reports that Bono might take on the directing chores - a possibility that most Broadway insiders say is unlikely.

The veteran director Taymor brought on board last month is Paul Bogaev, who was musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Starlight Express’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’.