Casting agents for Bono and The Edge’s Spider-Man musical have announced open call auditions in six major U.S. cities (NY, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, Orlando). The press release said they are “seeking principals and understudies for the roles of ‘Peter Parker,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ and ‘Female Lead Villain.’ The production is looking for performers with dynamic rock/pop voices including those with experience in bands and as solo performers. Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.”
Said “Female Lead Villian” should have “an amazing rock voice. Think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern/Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign accents are great.” Oh, of course the villain has to be a Pope-hater with a Middle Eastern accent. That’s kind of messed up.