Evan Rachel Wood & Alan Cumming Confirmed For ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’

It’s official, Spider-Man fans: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will both be joining the cast of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” the upcoming Broadway musical directed by Julie Taymor and featuring music by U2’s Bono and The Edge.

“Evan is unique: she is a young actress with incredible depth for both serious and comic drama in films and theater, and on top of that, she has an extraordinary lyrical voice,” announced Taymor in a press release issued today. “We are thrilled to have her as our Mary Jane.”

Wood has long been the favorite to play Peter Parker’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson, while Cumming is tagged to play Spidey’s nemesis, The Green Goblin.

“He has such range and such charisma as a performer that I feel confident his Green Goblin will bring many surprises that will move and entertain us,” said Taymor of Cumming.

A statement from the “Turn Off The Dark” producing team, David Garfinkle and Martin McCallum, hinted that an announcement regarding the casting of Peter Parker will be made in the near future.

On top of the casting confirmation, today’s announcement also indicated a shift in the performance schedule for “Turn Off The Dark,” with preview performances beginning February 25, 2010 at the Hilton Theatre, and the official opening date to be announced shortly. The show was originally scheduled to open February 18, 2010.

“The process of obtaining all the necessary state and city building permits, and landmark approvals to prepare the Hilton Theatre for a production the size and scope of ’Spider-Man’ has taken longer than anyone expected, but we now have everything that is required to bring this visually powerful show to Broadway next Spring,” explained the producers.

Tickets for “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” are now available for American Express cardmembers at Ticketmaster.com, with general public tickets going on sale September 12.

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