Julie Taymor Gets Awkward New Spider-Man Title

Julie Taymor Ice Sculpture by Randy Finch Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

The Playbill is in for the new Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which means the new credits for former show-runner Julie Taymor are in as well. She's still listed first under "Book by" (also credited is original co-writer Glenn Berger and new writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa), which is nice. More awkward: Taymor also gets an "Original Direction By" credit. As in: "Now, remember everyone, Julie's was the old direction; this is the new direction." Anyway, first preview is tonight! [ArtsBeat/NYT]