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'Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark' Searches for New Star in L.A. and N.Y.

With actor Reeve Carney's upcoming departure, the comic book mega-musical is holding two open auditions to find the new Peter Parker.
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Have you ever hoped to be a high-flying superhero? Well, here is your chance.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is seeking a new male lead, due to actor Reeve Carney's exit this September, and is holding two open casting calls -- one in New York City and one in Los Angeles.

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The rock musical features music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge, and follows the familiar story of Peter Parker, a high-schooler that has an unfortunate run-in with a radioactive spider and is left with great superpowers, and even greater responsibilities.

The show incorporates acrobatics and aerial combat scenes, which early in its Broadway run led to technical failures and multiple injuries sustained by the show's actors and stunt double, including Carney's understudy who required medical attention after a 2011 injury.

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Due to these difficulties,Turn Off the Dark had the longest preview period in history, with 182 shows. It is the most expensive Broadway production in history, and also holds the box office record for Broadway sales in one week, taking in $2.9 million for only nine performances.

So, If you are a twentysomething male without a fear of spiders or heights (and with up-to-date health insurance) the open audition will be taking place at Hollywood United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug 12.

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