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"Spider-Man" Rep Denies New Director Rumor

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Officials behind the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are denying reports a change could be coming at the top.

The New York Post on Sunday reported producers were searching for someone to replace director Julie Taymor.

A spokesman for the show is completely denying that a search is underway, saying, "There is no truth to the rumor of a co-director. The production has not brought anyone on and the original creative team remains firmly in place, with Julie Taymor at the helm."

The Post said producers were eyeing veteran director Phil McKinley to join the production.

He is best known for directing the hit play "The Boy from Oz" starring Hugh Jackman.

The $65 million "Spider-Man" production is the most expensive ever mounted on Broadway, but has been the subject of scrutiny and ridicule for technical mishaps and safety issues including an accident where a stuntman fell 30 feet during a preview performance.

Opening night has been pushed back several times and is now set for March 15th.

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