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Ex-'Spider-Man' Director: Bono and the Edge Undermined Me

Suing producers, Julie Taymor says collaborators unfairly criticized her

November 15, 2011 10:05 AM ET
 Julie Taymor and Bono during the curtain call on the Broadway Opening Night for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" at Foxwoods Theatre on June 14th, 2011
Julie Taymor and Bono during the curtain call on the Broadway Opening Night for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" at Foxwoods Theatre on June 14th, 2011
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Julie Taymor, the ousted director of the long-troubled Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, claims in a new interview that U2's Bono and the Edge mischaracterized her as "exhausted" and "overwrought" when the production went awry. Taymor, who is suing the show's producers, told Esquire her collaborators were working behind her back to make changes to the show. 

Taymor says she was frustrated by the fact that her collaborators and producers were not often present during previews. "Those people weren't there, so how does Bono know?" she told the magazine. "I'm sorry."

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