Are More Creative Team Changes Afoot at Spider-Man?

News   Are More Creative Team Changes Afoot at Spider-Man?
 
In the ongoing saga that is Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the latest installment may see choreographer Daniel Ezralow replaced now that Julie Taymor is no longer handling the day-to-day direction of the $65 million musical, Bloomberg.com reports.

Daniel Ezralow
Daniel Ezralow Photo by Krissie Fullerton

Ezralow has a long history with Taymor, having collaborated with the Tony winner on the film "Across the Universe" and Broadway's The Green Bird, among others.

Bloomberg.com says that Chase Brock could step in as choreographer. Brock recently provided musical staging for the City Center Encores! production of Lost in the Stars and also worked on the Wii video game "Dance on Broadway."

A spokesperson for the musical told Playbill.com, "We are not commenting on speculation. There have been no new additions to the creative team."

And, Ezralow said in his own statement, "As far as I know I am the choreographer and aerial choreographer of Spider-Man. The producers have not addressed any change in my status officially, and they are happily using my choreography on the ground and in the air every night at the Foxwoods Theatre."

As previously reported, performances from April 19 to May 11 have been cancelled. This amended schedule will allow "the time necessary to execute" a new creative "plan," which includes revisions to the script, overseen by newcomers to the creative team, including playwright Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (a Marvel comics writer and an acclaimed dramatist) and director Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz).

Tickets are currently on sale through Oct. 2. Visit SpiderManOnBroadway.com.

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