Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood join Broadway’s Spider-Man cast

June 26, 2009 | 10:02 p.m.

Over at our Culture Monster blog, word has broken that Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming are set to join the Broadway production of Spider-Man.  Here’s an excerpt from the post:

Wood is slated to play Mary Jane Watson, the love interest of hero Peter Parker, while Cumming will play Spider-Man’s nemesis, Norman Osborn, better known as the Green Goblin. No word yet on who will play Parker/Spider-Man, though the casting process is already well underway. Earlier this year, Wood let slip that she had been cast in the musical, but this is the first official word that confirms what she said.

The new first preview date means that “Spider-Man” has been pushed back from its originally announced opening night of Feb. 18. The revised official opening will be announced shortly, according to the show’s producers.

Wood definitely has the look of Mary Jane, and Cumming has proved himself capable of hanging out in the Marvel family with his great portrayal of the tormented Nightcrawler in “X-Men 2.”  Start spreadin’ the news …

– Jevon Phillips

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