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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.

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