The Troubled Production History of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Milling About talks to Glen Berger, author of the new book Song of Spider-Man. The book follows the troubled production of the Julie Taymor-directed and U2-orchestrated Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which was plagued from the beginning by technical difficulties. Berger was the co-writer of the play, and talks about how he got the job.

Berger says that he impressed the show’s producers by writing what he calls a “treatus” on Julie Taymor’s career, landing him an interview. He also talks about one of the scenes that he wrote, a confrontation between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin that he says was inspired by anger toward George W. Bush.

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