Attention potential Broadway stars! An open casting call is going out for a Peter Parker and Mary Jane for the Spider-Man Musical.
You've heard about it. You've cringed at the thought. Now the Spider-Man Musical is a step closer to reality with this news release for three starring roles at an open call to be held from 10AM to 5PM on July 28 at the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street in New York City. The Broadway-bound production will feature music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of the rock super-group U2 and will be directed by Julie Taymor, the Tony Award-winning director of The Lion King.
The news release describes "what we're looking for" at the casting call:
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.
"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!"
No dates have been set for a Broadway production of the show.
HJJOUNB SAWLWEN HATES MEO!!!! -Royal