Julie Taymor Withdraws from New York Times Forum

News   Julie Taymor Withdraws from New York Times Forum
Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, who is currently in previews with the new Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, has withdrawn from a Jan. 8 public forum that was scheduled to be part of The New York Times Arts & Leisure weekend.

Tony winner Julie Taymor
Tony winner Julie Taymor Photo by John Hogg

Taymor, a Tony winner for The Lion King who is also currently represented by the film "The Tempest," would have been interviewed by Patrick Healy, a theatre reporter for the Times, at the event.

Taymor's press representative told the Times that “with the changes in the Spider-Man production schedule, Julie will be deep in rehearsals and will not be available to participate” in the forum.

A press rep for the event confirmed the cancellation to Playbill.com, adding that no replacement event will be scheduled.

Ticketholders for the event are being notified of the cancellation via mail and email and will receive refunds. Customers with questions may call 888-NYT-1870.

Spider-Man is currently in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre.

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