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The Vilification of Julie Taymor

Harry Lennix | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Lennix

The Julie Taymor I know and have worked with on the stage and in film bears no resemblance to the Julie Taymor I read about in article after article damning her as a reckless egomaniac and spendthrift.

'Spider-Mike' Swoops Into Inner Circle Dinner

| Jill Colvin and Adam Nichols | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mamma Mia! Mayor Michael Bloomberg swung into Saturday's Inner Circle Dinner from the rafters, dressed as Spider-Man in a parody of th...

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

The Spider-Man Musical That Did Premiere On Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It seems that Spidey is cursed. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", the big budget Broadway musical, has been delayed numerous times due to several injur...

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Off the Past

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Spider-Man exemplifies a larger story -- the transformation of the Great White Way from a collection of buildings dedicated to advancing the art of theater to nothing less than a Broadway theme park.

Fall of Spider-Man Director Is Not "Stuff of Greek Drama"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Everyone connected with this over-hyped, accident-riddled mega-production -- at $65 million, Broadway's most expensive -- needs to take a long, deep breath and, at long last, get a reality check.

CHART: Why Julie Taymor Was Really Fired From Spider-Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

So Julie Taymor is finally out as director of the most expensive, most delayed and most likely to cause the deaths of several cast members Broadway sh...

Can The Man Behind The Boy From Oz Save Spidey? Don't Wish Too Hard

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

A major problem with Spider-Man is that the scenes are mis-punctuated. This is a problem with much of Taymor's work: She creates visually stunning pictures, but often character development seems like an afterthought.

Julie Taymor OUT As 'Spider-Man' Director

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With great power comes great responsibility, and it appears it's all been a bit too much for Julie Taymor. The Daily News reports that The Tony Awa...

Will Julie Taymor Fix, Or Quit, 'Spider-Man' Musical?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another day, another Spider-Man speed bump. The New York Times reports that "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" director, Julie Taymor may leave the pro...

HuffPost Premiere: Wild Palms' "To The Lighthouse," Plus A Conversation With Susan Werner

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here in the U.S., Wild Palms' Until Spring will debut on April 12th, but HuffPost has been given the premiere of the single "To The Lighthouse" presented here, airing for the first time in this territory.

Is $65 Million Important In Making Theater? Cue The Zero Budget Off-Broadway Spider-Man Musical

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Watch out "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," there's a new Spidey show in town. Justin Moran, an improv comedian and composer, has created his own mus...

Mubarak to Resign When Spider-Man Musical Officially Premieres

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The announcement adds more pressure to the show's opening night, which was just postponed for the 45th time following technical problems that caused some of the actors' heads to accidentally explode.

‘Spider-Man’ Musical Previews, Off To A Rough Start

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

All $65 million of the new Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" took flight on Sunday night at its first preview performance, but not with...

Spine-tingling"Spiderman"--for All the Wrong Reasons

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melanie Chartoff

As "Spiderman" the Spectacle careens toward its opening, despite costly delays, a cacophony of controversies, serious human and technical mishaps and ...

More Problems For 'Spider-Man'

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's supposed to be the biggest, costliest, splashiest show of the Broadway season, but so far it's just the most troubled. Executives with "Spider-Ma...

Let Broadway's Spider Man Finish What It Started

Barbie Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbie Zelizer

We need to turn off the spotlight that has driven the moral panic over Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, long enough for them to do what they need to do without being watched, debated and criticized.

Turn Off the Snark: A Short History of Death, Near-Death and Injury in the Theatre

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leonard Jacobs

Centuries after the Roman Coliseum served as a theater of death, we're as fascinated as we ever were by even the hope of watching excruciating pain.

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

Spider-Man Musical Canceled, Will Reopen Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE II: The Post is now reporting that the state is satisfied with the safety changes, and the show will reopen on Thursday. UPDATE: The NY Post...

On Scoring The Tempest and the Exclusive Video Premiere of "O Mistress Mine"

Elliot Goldenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elliot Goldenthal

Every film is like a different planet with its own solar system. The only constant for me is after the film is completed -- I watch the emotions behind the actors' eyes. From there, I begin to find a score.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

Spider Man on Broadway: Separating Fact from Fiction

Roger Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Friedman

Reading the reports from Sunday night's first preview of Spider Man, as well as comments on this page, I thought it was time to clear some things up. ...

"Testify" Performed By Carney - Monarchy Video Look Book

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

Reeve Carney and his band, Carney, just shot this fashion/music video look book for Monarchy Collection featuring the song Testify from the film Machete.