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Alan Cumming is Broadway's Green Goblin

Alan Cumming is Broadway's Green Goblin

Alan Cumming has just been cast as lead villain Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborn) in the Broadway production of Spider-Man, opening March 2010.

The 44-year-old British actor joins Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson. The role of Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) has not been officially announced yet, although musician Reeve Carney is rumored to have gotten the part.

U2′s Bono and The Edge will be bringing the music and lyrics to the near $40-million production called Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Director Julie Taymor, who staged The Lion King, has said that Spider-Man won’t be singing and dancing in tights and the show isn’t a musical, but a “circus rock-’n'-roll drama.”

Alan‘s film credits include X2: X-Men United (Nightcrawler), the Spy Kids trilogy (scientist Fegan Floop), 1999′s Titus (directed by Taymor) and the soon-to-be-released The Tempest (also directed by Taymor)

Taymor is thrilled to be working with Alan again. She says, “I obviously love him as this is my third collaboration with Alan – and finally we get to do it on stage. He has such range and such charisma as a performer that I feel confident his Green Goblin will bring many surprises that will move and entertain us.”

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8 Comments

# 1

sounds like a good show, i’m in!

# 2
jacqueline @ 06/26/2009 at 5:03 pm

totally going to see this. i hope we get to see spiderman’s face soon!

# 3

Ugh, still hoping for Jim Sturgess!

# 4
mary lynn @ 06/26/2009 at 7:03 pm

sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic show! evan rachel wood and alan cumming? i cannot wait to fly out to new york to see this one…here’s to hoping this reeve guy gets it too. i just looked him up on broadway world.sodreamy. at first i wasnt excited for this show but it looks like it will be funnn

# 5
twifanatic Amanda @ 06/26/2009 at 8:19 pm

I am SSOOOOOOO In. I bought the tickets already

# 6
Choose Jared @ 06/27/2009 at 1:40 am

I love Alan. He can do no wrong!!

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# 7

Alan rocks as a bad guy. Love him. He should have been in the motion picture as a villian in the franchise…hhmmmm…And the music? Someone hit the jackpot. A woman? go figure. ~g visiting other threads.

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