Spider-Man on Broadway


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One of the strangest projects brewing right now is the dream of David Maisel over at Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man to the Broadway stage.

Not only that, he’s brought in Julie Taymor, the Tony-winning director of ‘The Lion King’ on stage and (this is not a joke) Bono and the Edge of U2 for the music. I just got an e-mail about a casting call in New York so, if you think you have the chops to climb walls on the Great White Way, maybe you should take a whirl.
Here’s the text from the e-mail:

OPEN SINGERS/ACTORS CALL FOR SPIDER-MAN A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL Directed by Julie Taymor, Music and Lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2 WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Peter Parker: male, 16-20’s, great Rock voice, can be nerdy with understated sex appeal, good sense of humor Mary Jane: female, 16-20’s, beautiful girl next door, strong pop/rock singing voice Principal Woman: female, 25-35 years old, Amazing Rock vocals, think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek/ twist. Foreign, world music types are great, foreign accents are great! All ethnicities. JULY 28, 2008, 10:00am-5pm THE KNITTING FACTORY, 74 LEONARD STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013 WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR THESE CHARACTERS AT THIS OPEN CALL. IF YOU ARE NOT RIGHT FOR THESE CHARACTERS, YOU MAY NOT BE SEEN. Please prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song that shows range. Please bring sheet music. Also a photo/resume stapled together, IF YOU HAVE ONE. IT’S COOL IF YOU DON’T!


-- Geoff Boucher