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"Spider-Man" co-writer


NEW YORK: The ''Spider-Man'' saga is going from the stage to the page.       

Glen Berger, co-writer of the disaster-prone musical ''Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark,'' is working on a book. ''Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History,'' will come out next year, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday.

Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said the book would be, ''entomologically speaking,'' the ''ultimate fly-on-the-wall account'' of how a musical is made.

The big budget production became notorious for a series of stunt accidents during previews. The show was eventually revamped and the original director, Julie Taymor, was fired.

Taymor later sued the producers, who countersued. A tentative settlement was reached over the summer.

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