SPIDER-MANDATE: The Lowe-down on "Secret Wars," Tie-Ins and Stacey Lee
But hey, if you’d rather not watch Spider-Man, you can always try to be him; the upcoming Spider-Man Broadway musical is looking for a cast:
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, and written by Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel), will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week.
SPIDER-MAN 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:
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF OPEN CALLS – click on a city to see the addresses.
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 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.
In addition, SPIDER-MAN is looking for a
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 a capella.
I always like my Sinead O’Connor to have a little twist of Bulgarian.