Open casting for Spider-Man on Broadway

Spider-Man is swinging towards Broadway whether you think it's a bastardization of the comic or not (I happen to think it's awesome). If you're a Broadway star (or aspiring star) and want to be a part of the musical, now's your chance. Open tryouts are going to be held over the next two months around the country, meaning this is your chance to land the role of Peter Parker or Mary Jane Watson. The casting folks are looking for three roles: Peter Parker (described as a nerd with understated sex appeal and a great rock tenor voice), Mary Jane (described as beautiful girl next door with a pop/rock singing voice) and lead female villain (amazing rock voice of any ethnicity). The locations are as follows: Orlando, FL Thursday, April 9 New York, NY Monday, April 13 Los Angeles, CA Saturday, April 18 Seattle, WA Monday, April 20 Chicago, IL Thursday, May 7 Austin, TX Wednesday, May 27 The latest casting call is the Austin, TX one. The musical hits theaters early 2010, so I would imagine they're trying to get the cast sorted out sooner rather than later. And you can console yourself with the knowledge that if you try out and aren't selected, then at least you can still go see the show. Unless of course you were hoping this would be your big break in which case I've got nothing. Full announcement below. SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALLS DIRECTED BY JULIE TAYMOR, MUSIC & LYRICS BY BONO & THE EDGE CURRENT SCHEDULE OF OPEN CALLS Orlando, FL Thursday, April 9 New York, NY Monday, April 13 Los Angeles, CA Saturday, April 18 Seattle, WA Monday, April 20 Chicago, IL Thursday, May 7 Austin, TX Wednesday, May 27 SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, featuring direction by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) with music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge (from U2) will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week. SPIDER-MAN is seeking principals and understudies for the roles of ‘Peter Parker,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ and ‘Female Lead Villian.’ The production is looking for performers with dynamic rock/pop voices including those with experience in bands and as solo performers. Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition. Open casting calls are being organized by Telsey + Company (Rent, Across The Universe, Sex & The City, Wicked) and will be held in the following cities: ORLANDO, FL (Thursday, April 9; 10 AM – 5PM) Orlando Marriott World Center 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821 NEW YORK, NY (Monday, April 13; 10 AM – 5PM) The Knitting Factory 74 Leonard Street New York, NY 10013 LOS ANGELES, CA (Saturday, April 18; 10 AM – 5PM) Hollywood United Methodist Church 6817 Franklin Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028 SEATTLE, WA (Monday, April 20; 10 AM – 6PM) Theatre Puget Sound Seattle Center House 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 CHICAGO, IL (Thursday, May 7; 10 AM – 5 PM) LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED AUSTIN, TX (Wednesday, May 27; 10 AM – 6 PM) Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704 The production is looking for candidates to fill the following roles (both principals and understudies): PETER PARKER – Male. 16-20’s. Must have a great rock tenor voice. Can be nerdy with understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor. MARY JANE – Female. 16-20’s. Beautiful girl next door. Strong pop/rock singing voice required. LEAD FEMALE VILLAIN – Female. 25‐35 years old. All ethnicities encouraged. Must have an amazing rock voice. Think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign and/or world music types are great. Foreign accents are great. WHAT TO BRING: All interested people should bring a snapshot or photo of themselves and a brief pop/rock or rock song to sing. Please note that no accompanist or audio equipment will be provided. For more information, updated casting call information, or if you are not able to attend any of the above casting calls, please e-mail: or visit SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will open in New York on Thursday, February 18, 2010. ™ & ©: 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and subsidiaries, all rights reserved.