Featuring book and lyrics by Travis Ferguson and music and lyrics by Dave Ogrin, the new musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of the rise and fall of director Julie Taymor and the behind-the-scenes scandals of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark .... [The musical is taken] straight from the headlines and follows Julie's course through the most expensive Broadway musical of all time; facing financial problems, actor injuries, technical malfunctions, opening delays, scathing reviews, all while battling her arch-nemesis, an unrelenting theatre columnist."
Casting for the production will be announced shortly.
Characters in the production, which will be directed and choreographed by Joe Barros (I Married Wyatt Earp at 59E59, Reefer Madness and Side Show at the Gallery Players), will include the "tyrannical visionary director, the unrelenting theatre columnist, the clueless rock star, the scheming producer, the naive young actor, and the movie star actress." Songs will include “Broadway’s Burning,” “Boy Falls From The Rafters,” “65 Million!” “Julie, Julie, Why Did You Hurt Me?” “Tweet, Tweet, Tweet!” and “Julie’s Turn.”
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Travis Ferguson co-developed the "Be A Broadway Star" board game with Broadway producer Ken Davenport. Dave Ogrin has worked with the Beastie Boys, Paul Simon and Run DMC as a musician & engineer. Ferguson also currently works for Playbill.com and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
The Legend of Julie Taymor will be produced by Myra Wong (Subway Train at FringeNYC, and a Website Associate for the American Theatre Wing). Casting is by Danielle M. Falls/Daryl Eisenberg Casting. The production is also using Kickstarter to fund the FringeNYC run; visit http://kck.st/mdTboN. For more information go to www.LegendOfJulie.com.