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MTV Report from NYC 'Spider-Man' Musical Auditions

Open calls for the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are still underway, and MTV was on the scene last week at the New York City auditions April 24.

The new Spider-Man musical is directed by Julie Taymor, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2.

From the MTV News report "Spider-Man Musical Casts Web for Rock-and-Roll Stars":

"Today we're looking for — it may sound cliché — but someone who's going to really pop," casting director Bernie Telsey told MTV News. "And what I mean by that is they're going to have the sort of voice that's just going to be so original and make you want to keep listening to...

"Specifically, it's gotta be a rock and a pop sound that very much matches the Bono and Edge kind of music," Telsey explained. "[That's] different than most musical-theater projects we worked on. So that's what we're looking for: someone who's just has that sort of soaring voice."

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opens Feb. 2010 on Broadway in NYC.

No word yet on whether Mr. Telsey has finally found his Peter Parker, but auditions are still coming up May 7 in Chicago, IL and May 27 in Austin, TX. Visit BackStage.com to view the official Back Stage casting notice.

-- Daniel Lehman

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