Since being fired in 2011 from the Broadway musical "
Taymor might be considered damaged goods when it comes to Broadway, but her trademark innovative style still has its fans. In her first directing gig since the
The production is scheduled to open Nov. 2 and will be the inaugural production of the company's new permanent home near Brooklyn's
Taymor previously worked with Theatre for a New Audience in 1986 on a production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." She subsequently directed two more Shakespearean plays for the New York company -- "The Taming of the Shrew" and "
The director has also made film versions of
"Midsummer" is set to begin preview performances on Oct. 19.
Taymor reached a tentative settlement in her legal battle with the producers of "Spider-Man" in August. But it has been reported as recently as this month that no final deal has been reached yet.