The show's producers are searching for the lead roles of Peter Parker and Mary Jane as well as one "Principal Woman." The auditions begin at 10 AM and will continue to 5 PM at The Knitting Factory.
Lion King Tony winner Taymor will direct the new musical, which features a score by Bono and The Edge of U2. No timetable for the musical has been announced.
As previously reported, the comic giant Marvel Entertainment will share producing credits with Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle and Martin McCallum.
Peter Parker is described as "male, 16-20's [with a] great rock voice, can be nerdy with understated sex appeal, good sense of humor." Mary Jane is "female, 16-20's, beautiful girl next door, strong pop/rock singing voice." The Principal Woman should be "female, 25-35 years old [with] 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 are encouraged to audition.
The Knitting Factory is located at 74 Leonard Street.