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Fired "Spider-man" director sues Broadway producers

D 9 November 2011     H 10:11     A Corine/Dead     C 0 messages

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Ousted "Spider-man" director Julie Taymor sued the Broadway musical’s producers on Tuesday for copyright infringement, claiming the show that was revamped after she left retained some of her original work.

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Director Julie Taymor (C) is handed a bouquet of flowers as she takes the stage along with The Edge (L) and Bono of U2 and director Philip William McKinley (R) during the curtain call for the Broadway opening of ’’Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’’ in New York City June 14, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

Taymor, who spent years working on the critically-panned $70 million show "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark," filed suit in federal court citing copyright infringement and breach of contract "arising from their unauthorized and unlawful use of Taymor’s copyrighted written works," according to court documents.

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