The very long, very involved legal battle between Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark creative teams past and present finally has been resolved: Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and 8 Legged Productions LLC have settled all their pending claims against each other, they announced today.
“We’re happy to put all this behind us,” 8 Legged’s Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris said in a statement. “We are now looking forward to spreading Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark in new and exciting ways around the world.”
According to the statement, “The parties’ settlement agreement resolves Ms. Taymor’s claims against 8 Legged in connection with her work on the book of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with respect to both the current New York production and subsequent productions.”
Today’s news may mark the first time since Spider-Man opened in 2011 that the musical will be free from controversy. As Taymor said in a statement, “I’m pleased to have reached an agreement and hope for the continued success of Spider-Man, both on Broadway and beyond.”
She next turns to another stage production, helming A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the fall. Meanwhile, Spider-Man made $1.4 million on Broadway for the first week in April.