InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Playwright Inks Deal at Simon & Schuster

Glen Berger, one of the playwrights behind the Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster.

Berger’s book, Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History, has a tentative release date set for 2013. Publisher Jonathan Karp oversaw the acquisitions process for this project.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “[Berger] was brought onto the project by Tony winning director Julie Taymor, with whom he co-wrote the book, but he and Ms. Taymor had an ugly split when she was fired in 2011, and a new writer and director were brought in to make the musical more family- and tourist-friendly.”

Throughout his career, Berger has written for the stage and children’s television.

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!