Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spiderman Hathos Continues

The Spiderman hathos rolls on, following Julie Taymor to the TED Conference:
“Anyone who creates knows — when it’s not quite there,” Ms. Taymor, a Tony Award winner for the blockbuster musical “The Lion King,” said. “Where it hasn’t quite become the phoenix or the burnt char. And I am right there.” The producers of “Spider-Man,” along with Ms. Taymor and her co-creators, U2’s Bono and the Edge, are now deciding whether to open the musical as scheduled on March 15, or delay the opening for a sixth time to continue making changes to the script, music, direction, and other elements of the show. Bono attended Tuesday night’s performance of “Spider-Man,” his first viewing since mid-January, to inform his opinion about opening or delaying. Ms. Taymor is to fly back to New York shortly. The production is expected to announce this week that opening night is confirmed for March 15 or will be delayed.
A few things.

Firstly, anyone else think it's weird to have Julie Taymor talking at the TED Conference while she's in the middle of figuring out how big a disaster her current disaster is? She addressed TED earlier, in happier times... I guess they just don't rescind membership in that elite club.

Secondly, delaying opening again? Sometimes I have this horrible daydream where Spiderman breaks Phantom of the Opera's record for performances, without ever opening.