At Glamour’s Women of the Year awards last night, Julie Taymor told Vulture that her eligibility for the musical’s Best Director Tony nomination “feels right.” Now we understand why: Taymor has filed suit against the production for the continued use of her creative contributions, despite her ousting and the show’s subsequent reworking. “Ms. Taymor regrets that the producers’ actions have left her no choice but to resort to legal recourse to protect her rights,” said her attorney. This is not Taymor’s first legal action against Spider-Man, though the resolution (if any) of her previous financial claim has not been made public. Anyway, this should make for a super-duper awkward Spider-Man row at the Tonys (if those nominations actually come through).
Julie Taymor Ice Sculpture by Randy Finch Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev