Reeve Carney, the performer who has played the role of Peter Parker / Spiderman in Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark since it first bowed on Broadway, will finally depart the production on September 15. To find his replacement, the show’s producers are launching a talent search.
Currently there are two open casting calls planned, one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. The L.A. call will take place on August 12 at Hollywood United Methodist Church. The NYC call will be held on August 19 at Stage 48 & Sky-Lounge.
The casting description for Spiderman is for males in either their late teens or early 20s, and they can be any ethnicity. “Nerdy with an understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor” is desirable, and a “great rock singing voice” is a must.
Casting personnel will also be seeing actresses who might be considered in the future to play Mary Jane.
The popular Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, playing at the Foxwoods Theatre, is releasing a 2013-2014 calendar that will feature the many high-flying men who bring the superhero to life eight times a week on Broadway.
A total of 14 cast members will be spotlighted, including star Reeve Carney, Marcus Bellamy, Julius Carter, Adam Ray Dyer, Drew Heflin, Craig Henningsen, Reed Kelly, Ari Loeb, Adam Roberts, Josh Sassanella, Brett Thiele, Matthew James Thomas, Christopher Tierney, and Matthew Wilkas. The calendar will also includes the performers’ thoughts on the thrill of playing the iconic hero each night.
Spider-Man calendars are now available for pre-sale on www.SpiderManOnBroadway.com, and will also be sold directly at the Foxwoods Theatre. The calendars cost $20 each, and all proceeds will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the renowned charity that supports a number of health initiatives and other programs that support members of the arts community.