What an ignominious end to an ignominious story.

The director Julie Taymor, a key creator of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” sued the producers of that $75 million show in federal court on Tuesday, claiming that they were profiting from her creative contributions without compensating her. The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million from the producers, as well as future royalty payments.

Ms. Taymor, the Tony Award-winning director of “The Lion King” and other musicals and films, has been wrangling with the producers over money and artistic credit ever since they fired her as the director of “Spider-Man” in March.

Why is she doing this? Picking at your own scabs is never a good idea. It can't be for the money—The Lion King must still be paying dividends.

Taymor should've slunk away from this whole mess, muttering the last words of Hamlet: "The rest is silence." But it looks like she's going for the last words of Macbeth: "Lay on, Macduff! And damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'"