It's a book that will appeal to Broadway fans and Comic-Con habitues alike.
"The Song of
The book, written by the show's co-scriptwriter Glen Berger, now has a street date of Nov. 5. Berger was brought on board by director Julie Taymor to help write the book for the musical, but the pair eventually had a falling-out, as revealed in court papers filed by Taymor after she was fired from the troubled production.
Taymor actually had a falling-out with many members of the show's creative team, including
The exact contents of Berger's book remain under wraps, but publisher Simon & Schuster said in its media material for the book that the author "reveals every aspect -- the highs and lows -- of the production and in doing so, takes us inside the theatrical process in a way few authors can.
"'The Song of Spider-Man' is the ultimate fly-on-the-wall account of how Broadway works, how big musicals are made, and how great artists continue to dream, even in the midst of a nightmare."
In court papers, Taymor claimed that Berger and set designer George Tsypin conspired against her to create the so-called Plan X, an attempt make changes to the musical without Taymor's knowledge during the show's preview period.
Berger is a playwright and television writer primarily for children's shows.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is still running at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York. The musical has a price tag estimated at $75 million, and it remains unclear when, if ever, the show will break even.