A co-writer for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has reportedly accepted a book deal to tell his side of the story of the troubled mega-production.
Glen Berger, who wrote the book for the musical along with Julie Taymor, has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster, according to the New York Times. The book is expected to be published in 2013.
Berger was one of several people on "Spider-Man" who had a falling-out with Taymor during the musical's troubled development. Taymor, who originally directed the musical, was fired from the production in 2011. Producers brought in playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to work on the script.
Taymor and the producers sued each other in court, with Taymor claiming fraud. The parties reached a tentative settlement in August.
In court papers, lawyers for Taymor argued that Berger and set designer George Tsypin developed a secret plan to make changes to the musical during the show's preview period. Taymor's lawyers claim that, without her knowledge, Berger and Tsypin reached out to producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris as well as Bono and the Edge, who wrote the score for the musical.
Berger's book will reportedly be titled "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History."
"Spider-Man" opened at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York in June 2011. The musical has consistently grossed more than $1 million per week at the box office.
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