Bono, Taymor all smiles as 'Spider-Man' opens

In this theater publicity image released by The O and M Co., the Spider-Man character is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Jacob Cohl)

June 15, 2011 7:35:16 AM PDT
The scene would have been hard to imagine three months ago, when Julie Taymor was pushed aside as director of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," an unprecedentedly expensive production whose well-publicized troubles had already made it the butt of late-night jokes.