VIDEO: Julie Taymor Expresses Confidence in 'Spider-Man' in November Interview
The director of Broadway’s most ambitious and most expensive production ever stood defiant against naysayers – just before the show’s big troubles began.
Who could have predicted all the problems with Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark?
Certainly not the production’s director, Julie Taymor.
In fact, in November, Taymor stood defiant against a multitude of naysayers predicting doom as production geared up on the most ambitious and most expensive – at $65 million – show in Broadway’s history.
“I love it when people say, ‘What a horrible, lousy idea.’ I think that’s great,” she in an interview with 60 Minutes. “I hate the comfort zone. I don’t think anything that’s really creative can be done without danger and risk.”
Of course, that was before the technical glitches started happening, before the official opening night was delayed for four weeks to refine creative aspects of the show and before four cast members were injured.
Just this week Thursday, star Natalie Mendoza pulled out of the production after suffering a concussion during the show’s first preview. Meanwhile, stunt actor Christopher Tierney continues to recover from a 30-foot fall during a Dec. 20 performance.
Watch the interview – which also includes U2’s Bono and Edge, who collaborated on the music, and Tierney – below.