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'Spider-Man' Musical Scribe Writing Tell-All

Glen Berger's book, "Song of Spider-Man: Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History," arrives next year via Simon & Schuster.

Former director Julie Taymor.
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NEW YORK — The Spider-Man saga is going from the stage to the page.

Glen Berger, co-writer of the disaster-prone Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, is working on a book. Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History, will come out next year, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday.

Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said the book would be, "entomologically speaking," the "ultimate fly-on-the-wall account" of how a musical is made.

The big budget production became notorious for a series of stunt accidents during previews. The show was eventually revamped and the original director, Julie Taymor, was fired. Taymor later sued the producers, who countersued. A tentative settlement was reached over the summer.

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