Julie Taymor
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Julie Taymor
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
The planned Broadway musical Spider-Man -- to be directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2 -- will be holding open auditions at The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street in NYC, July 28, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The casting notice says that auditions are being held for "Peter Parker: male, 16-20's, great Rock voice, can be nerdy with understated sex appeal, good sense of humor; Mary Jane: female, 16-20's, beautiful girl next door, strong pop/rock singing voice; Principal Woman: female, 25-35 years old, Amazing Rock vocals, think Sinead O'Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek/ twist. Foreign, world music types are great, foreign accents are great! All ethnicities."

Interested parties should prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song that shows range. Auditionees should bring sheet music, and if they have one, a photo/resume stapled together.

For more information, contact spidermancasting@gmail.com.