(Patrick Healy’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/18.)

LOS ANGELES – In her first public comments about “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” since the opening of the $70 million Broadway musical, the director Julie Taymor on Saturday described the new show as “much simpler” than the version she created before being fired in March. Speaking to a conference of theater leaders here, she also tacitly criticized her former producers for drawing ideas from audience focus groups.

via artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

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