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Reeve Carney is Broadway's Spider-Man

Reeve Carney is Broadway's Spider-Man

Reeve Carney has been selected to play the superhero Spider-Man in the the new Broadway musical, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.

U2’s Bono and The Edge will be bringing the music and lyric to the mega-production, which will be directed by Julie Taymor.

A press release sent out on Friday reads, “After an exhaustive search that included a casting call tour spanning six cities and thousands of candidates, the producers and creative team have selected Reeve Carney to play the role of Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man. Carney joins previously announced cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s girlfriend and Alan Cumming as Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin).”

Mr. Carney is the lead singer of the rock band Carney. He also starred in 1999′s Snow Falling on Cedars portraying a young Ethan Hawke and plays Ferdinand in the upcoming Julie Taymor movie The Tempest.

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark will open at the Hilton Theater next year.

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  • Wendy

    This STILL sounds like a stupid idea!

  • Amanda Dubs

    YES! That’s so exciting! I saw Reeve and his band open up for the Veronicas and he was GREAT! I have tickets for this and I’m insanely more excited now.

  • kelly

    I saw him open for the Veronicas this summer. He’s hott. And totally talented. I’m seeing this. Fifty times.

  • Tori Partridge

    Definitely have to see this, will have to emotionally blackmail one of my girlfriends to see it with me though..

  • Daisy

    Oh my gosh Reeve is fantastic! This is great news.

  • Who? What?

    A Broadway musical of Spiderman?? LAMO! I give it a week.

  • chef de Vestes de Cuisine

    What is going on with Broadway?

  • Stone

    Whatever happened to Broadway????

  • Ben jammin

    At least it was better than gyllenhall.

  • Whitney Sterk

    Aw – congrats to Reeve – went to high school with him a decade ago….

  • christie

    i heard about this yesterday through twitter, this musical has been long coming especially with the crazy budget attached, but Carney has a pretty good fanbase which i’m sure will be willing to fill seats…myself included!
    i’m also stoked that zane and the other guys in the band will be in the pit. CONGRATS REEVE!!