Broadway's Spider-Man to Hold Open Audition

Broadway's Spider-Man to Hold Open Audition
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man
Columbia Pictures

updated 07/15/2008 at 11:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/15/2008 02:00PM

Always longed for a chance to make like Tobey Maguire? Or, a song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman? Here's your chance.

The creators of the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man – who include Lion King director Julie Taymor and the show's composer, Bono – are holding an open casting call for the leading roles of Peter Parker (Maguire in the movie franchise) and Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst).

For the stage version, the Parker role is described as "male, 16-20s, great Rock voice, can be nerdy with understated sex appeal, good sense of humor," according to the casting agency.

Mary Jane, on the other hand, should be "female, 16-20s, beautiful girl next door, strong pop/rock singing voice."

Those wishing to try out should prepare 16 bars of a pop-rock song that demonstrates range. A photo and resumé (stapled together) are also desired.

The big audition is set for Monday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knitting Factory in Lower Manhattan. Break a leg!

The show will also feature a mythical Spider-Woman named Arachne, according to the Broadway news Web site Playbill.com. Though she's not being sought in the open audition, her character is described as "strong Celtic, Balkan style, e.g., Sinead O'Connor."

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