'Spider-Man' Broadway Show Searches for New Star
After three years playing the hero in the red-and-blue suit, Reeve Carney leaves the cast of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is on the hunt for a new star.
Longtime lead Reeve Carney will be leaving the Broadway show on Sept. 15. To fill the title character's Spidey suit, producers are holding an open casting call in New York and Los Angeles.
Auditions will take place in L.A. on Aug. 12 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church and in New York on Aug. 19 at Stage 48 & Sky Lounge. Those looking to try out should be prepared to sing a rock song a capella.
Producers also will be auditioning for a future Mary Jane.
Carney was one of the longest-lasting cast members on the much publicized theatrical production, which featured music by U2's Bono and The Edge.
The actor survived the show's turbulent start, including six delays to its opening night, actor injuries, the firing of Julie Taymor, the show's original director, and critical drubbing. Yet, once it finally opened, it quickly became one of Broadway's biggest hits.
The 30-year-old Carney is also the lead singer of the rock band Carney and has appeared in several films, including Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.