NEW YORK — Producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have fired back in their legal fight with one-time director Julie Taymor, claiming in a countersuit she failed to fulfill her legal obligations and refused to collaborate on changes to the $75 million show.Comment on this story
The countersuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Taymor and her company, LOH Inc. It argues the show "is a success despite Taymor, not because of her."
The Tony Award-winning director slapped the producers and her former co-book writer with a copyright infringement lawsuit in November, alleging they violated her creative rights and haven't compensated her for the work she put into Broadway's most expensive musical. She's seeking a minimum of $1 million.