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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother: At the Athena Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Recipients are asked to adhere to only one caveat: they must speak about a woman who has influenced or inspired them, not their mother. An act of rebellion, this rule was immediately violated.

'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' Breaks Another Record

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Look who's sporting a big smile behind his mask on Broadway – none other than the once-mocked Spider-Man. The Broadway League repor...

Julie Taymor Criticizes Bono, The Edge For Absence During 'Spider-Man'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Julie Taymor is the latest to fire a shot in the ongoing feud between Taymor and her former "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" collaborators U2 bandmembe...

Julie Taymor Slams 'Spider-Man' Producers With A Lawsuit

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Director Julie Taymor sued the producers and her former co-book writer of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" on Tuesday, saying they vio...

Jennifer Lopez Praises Women at the Glamour Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Lopez received the final award in the star-studded Carnegie Hall tribute that also honored Gabrielle Giffords, Glee's Lea Michele, Arianna Huffington and Gloria Steinem for "starting it all."

'Spider-Man' Director May Have Been Fired, But She Could Still Win A Tony

AP | BY MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Julie Taymor might have been fired from the "Spider-Man" musical, but she could still walk away with a Tony Award next year for direc...

Ousted 'Spider-Man' Creator Still Supports The Musical

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Now that the worst part of "Spider-Man" is behind her, Julie Taymor says she's proud of what she accomplished with the Broadway music...

Remembering 9/11: Portraits of Resilience

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

You could feel the weight of the occasion at the Milk Gallery in the Meatpacking District on Thursday night, the site of a portrait exhibition and screening of a documentary marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Fringe Musical Mocks Julie Taymor And 'Spider-Man'

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- To see how far Julie Taymor has fallen over the past year, look no further than the New York International Fringe Festival. That's where ...

WATCH: 'Spider-Man' Star Duets With Bono

Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts

"Spider-Man' star Reeve Carney duets with Bono in the new video for 'Rise Above Pt.1" a song from the show. Bono's presence on the track doesn't mean ...

Project Nim: The Dope on a Charismatic Chimp

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Nim Chimsky, the star of a new movie, died too soon. A charming troublemaker, this chimp was the subject of an experiment in understanding language and communication.

Why Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Bad Reviews Don't Matter

Danny Groner | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Danny Groner

The theater was packed with young, comic-book-loving kids. A child in front of me was so enthralled by the show, he sat with his back angled forward for the entire show.

'Spider-Man' Makes More Money Than 'Book Of Mormon' Despite Bad Reviews

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The reboot of the "Spider-Man" musical hasn't been hurt by opening night reviews. The show, which finally welcomed professional drama cri...

Julie Taymor Breaks Silence Over 'Spider-Man'

Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

Ousted Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark director Julie Taymor has finally started speaking out about her experience and expectations with the troubled mu...

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Nothing On

David Finkle | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's as if a huge state-of-the-art factory has been built to produce one small bells-and-whistles toy that awes children of some ages for a few minutes before they lose interest.

Stage Door: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Summer is a perfect time for Spider-Man's debut. The first act is tame, but the second act soars. So suspend belief. Sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.

Bill Clinton On 'Spider-Man': It's 'Fabulous'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

The former President gives the show high marks, despite mixed critical reviews the revamped production has received. Critics and fans have already ...

Julie Taymor Kisses And Makes Up At 'Spider-Man' Opening

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The scene would have been hard to imagine three months ago, when Julie Taymor was pushed aside as director of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Da...

Ousted Director Julie Taymor To Attend 'Spider-Man' Opening

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

Julie Taymor is planning to attend Tuesday's opening night of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," her spokeswoman said, returning to...

The Lights Finally Come Up On "Spider-Man"

Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts

It's a momentous day on Broadway. Today, after multiple injuries, after the opening got pushed back six times and the longest period in previews of an...

'Spider-Man' Actors Defend Former Director Julie Taymor

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — With the official opening of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" finally in sight, the creative team behind the musical and cast members ...

A New Low For 'Spider-Man' Musical?

Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment

Ready to debut a "new and improved" book and look on Tuesday night, the much maligned "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" musical took some expected hits ...

Bono On The Struggles, Triumphs Of 'Spider-Man'

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- With the Broadway premiere of the beleaguered "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" finally in sight, Bono and The Edge, who wrote the music and...

'Spider-Man' Star Speaks About The Drama Behind The Scenes

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- T.V. Carpio must have either the best luck in the world or the very worst. Consider all that she's endured these past months: She lands a...

Julie Taymor Owed Hundreds Of Thousands For Work On 'Spider-Man'

Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts

Looks like there's more hardship for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on the horizon. Director Julie Taymor is currently in a dispute over payment with...