Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
Taymor is responsible for bringing the "Lion King" to Broadway to much critical acclaim and record-breaking profits. But more recently, she's known for the drama behind her directorial effort of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, which included delays, injuries and ever-inflating budgets.
Before the musicals and the directing of films like "Frida" and "Across the Universe," Taymor grew up in Newton.
At left is Taymor before a screening of her film "Titus" at the MFA in Boston.