Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Rep Denies Report of Stalemate with Departing Director Julie Taymor

3:42 PM PST 03/13/2011 by Bryan Alexander
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Discussions "proceeding positively" the rep insists despite a news report that the director and the play's producers were in a stand-off.

Talks with departing Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor are proceeding as planned despite reports of a stalemate, according to the show’s rep.

"All discussions are proceeding positively," the representative of the show tells The Hollywood Reporter by email Sunday.

The comments come after a report in the New York Post Sunday stating that Taymor is balking at efforts to take her off the show unless she receives a large payout.

The report stated that Taymor was threatening to take her script with her. One source was cited saying that the stand-off was causing "chaos" in the production.

The troubled show's producers announced last week that Taymor would be replaced by a new creative team as of March 15.

The play has seen six opening delays due to production and script problems. On Friday, the producers announced they would open June 14.

They added that the production will cancel preview performances from April 19 to May 11. The canceled performances are needed to implement changes in the play and allow rehearsals.

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