Julie Taymor Directs Most Expensive Musicial in Broadway History

Posted Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Well here's a nice piece of news. The other week was the preview of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the US$60 million musical, with songs written by Bono and the Edge (of U2), directed by Julie Taymor. Taymor It's the most expensive Broadway musical ever, so it's kind of nice, we think, that the job has gone to a woman. Not that a budget makes a production (we have to say that here in NZ, of course!)

Of course, Taymor is hardly unknown. For those uninitiated, she directed The Lion King which has grossed over $700 million, and changed Broadway forever.