Evan Rachel Wood Won't Swing With Broadway's Spider-Man

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Reeve Carney's Peter Parker will have to find a new girlfriend to call him "Tiger" in Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Evan Rachel Wood has departed the project due to a scheduling conflict.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood

Wood appeared in the films "The Wrestler," "Whatever Works" and Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe." Casting is ongoing to find a new "Mary Jane Watson" to join the rest of the cast in the production. The producers of Spider-Man, directed by Tony Award winner Taymor, will announce a new production timeline shortly. (The original launch date was to be Feb. 25 at the Hilton Theatre.)

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will play Norman Osborn, also known as The Green Goblin — Spidey's nemesis.

Carney, who will play Peter Parker, who transforms into the amazing Spider-Man, is the lead singer of the rock band Carney. His acting credits include Julie Taymor's upcoming film version of "The Tempest" and the film version of the acclaimed novel "Snow Falling on Cedars."

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony Award-winner Taymor (The Lion King) and a book by Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel).

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According to produces, "Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down — literally — when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek — suddenly endowed with astonishing powers — soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected — yielding new characters as well as familiar faces — until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey."

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