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Director Pulls Out of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Chat

December 31, 2010 (3:31 am) GMT
Refunds are now available as Julie Taymor withdraws from sitting with theater report Patrick Healy at a New York Times event.

"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 January 8 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But she has now withdrawn from the talk to continue overseeing rehearsals of the stage show.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.

aymor's show has suffered a number of setbacks, including delays and onstage stunt accidents. The musical is due to open in February 2011.

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