The upcoming Broadway musical based on the comic book character Spider-Man, with songs by U2 frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge, will hold open casting calls in major cities around the U.S. starting next week. According to Sci-Fi Wire, the show, officially called Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, is looking for performers with "dynamic rock/pop voices, including those with experience in bands and as solo performers," although no prior experience is necessary.
The show is looking for performers who can either play or understudy for the lead roles of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson, in addition to a "lead female villain" who is not named but described as "Sinead O'Connor with a Middle Eastern/Bulgarian/Greek twist."
Auditions will be held in Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Austin. The show is scheduled to open on February 18th, 2010, with previews beginning on January 16th.
More info can be found at http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com.