Home Theater Broadway “Spider Man” Lawsuits Are Settled: Turn off The Lawyers

The lawsuit between “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” creator Julie Taymor and the show’s producers has been settled.

Here’s the release:

New York, NY – Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and 8 Legged Productions LLC, the Producer of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, are pleased to announce that the pending litigation between them has been settled by mutual agreement of all parties.

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.

All claims between all of the parties in the litigation have been resolved.

Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris of 8 Legged Productions said in a joint statement: “We’re happy to put all this behind us.  We are now looking forward to spreading SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark in new and exciting ways around the world.”

Ms. Taymor said, “I’m pleased to have reached an agreement and hope for the continued success of Spider-Man, both on Broadway and beyond.”

Mr. Berger said, “I am very glad the parties have put the claims behind them.  I look forward to seeing fruitful work from all those involved.”

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