From the NYTimes, the lead producer has officially annouced to investors that the terrific Julie Taymor will be leaving the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. An end of a sad theatrical saga for the Lion King director. But, this means a majority of Spider-Man needs to be reworked — and the rumor going around backstage is that Bono himself is very much involved with reworking the book and action.

A lead producer of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has told at least two investors and one other person involved with the Broadway musical that its director, Julie Taymor, will step aside once negotiations about complex contractual matters like her creative legal rights and her considerable financial stake in any profits are concluded, according to the investors and a person in a senior position within the show’s management.