Wood, Cumming set for ‘Spider-Man’

Duo to star in Broadway play mega-spectacle

It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.”

Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now.

Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been pushed back from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, when previews will begin.

Wood will play Spidey’s paramour Mary Jane Watson, while Cumming will portray bad guy Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin.

Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”), who helms the tuner and co-pens the book, has worked with both actors. Wood starred in Taymor’s movie-musical “Across the Universe,” while Cumming appeared in Taymor pics “Titus” and “The Tempest.”

The actor donning the tights of the wall-crawler himself has yet to be announced; open auditions for the role were held earlier this year. Wood’s co-star in “Across the Universe,” Jim Sturgess, has been mentioned as a possibility for the part.

Delay of performances at the Hilton Theater gives the show’s creators more time to sort out construction elements, which are said to be moving slower than anticipated.

More Scene

  • Carter Hudson, John Singleton, Angela LewisFX's

    John Singleton on Disney-Fox Deal: 'You Gotta Let FX Be What It Is'

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

  • Kevin Durant Lindsey Vonn

    Kevin Durant, Lindsey Vonn to Keynote Variety's Sports & Entertainment Breakfast

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

  • Cher and Meryl Streep'Mamma Mia! Here

    How the Cast of 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Geeked Out Around Cher

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

  • Demi MooreComedy Central's Roast of Bruce

    Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

  • Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call

    Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call to Action on Opening Night

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org

    Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org Got Your 6

    It’s official: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway mega-spectacle “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.” Deals were wrapped up late in the week for both thesps, who have been expected to confirm their stints in the show for a while now. Performance dates for the technically complicated tuner have been […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content