Sure, Christian Bale gets to be Batman. Brandon Routh got to be Superman. And Tobey Maguire got to be Spider-Man -- three times! But only you can be Spidey on Broadway. You can sing, right?
The producers of "Spider-Man" have announced an open casting call in New York for singers and actors to audition as Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Arachne. For Peter Parker, they'd like a male aged or appear to be aged 16- to 20-years-old, with a greak rock voice. He "can be nerdy with understated sex appeal" with a "good sense of humor." For Mary Jane, they'd like a female in the same age range, with a strong pop/rock singing voice, who has a "beautiful girl-next-door" look. And for Arachne, a dangerous but seductive Spider-Woman, they'd like a female aged 25- to 35-years-old, with "amazing rock vocals." "Think Sinead O'Connor with a Middle Eastern/Bulgarian/Greek twist," they say. Foreign accents welcome.
If you want to try out, auditions are at the Knitting Factory, starting at 10 a.m. on July 28. Bring 16 bars of a pop/rock song that shows range, and bring the sheet music. Also bring a photo/resume stapled together, if you have one. "It's cool if you don't," they say.
Director Julie Taymor (who won a Tony for directing "The Lion King") and musicians Bono and the Edge of U2 (who did the music and lyrics) are behind this adaptation, which would launch in late 2009/early 2010.
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