06/27/2009 10:43 PM | AP
Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming have joined the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the upcoming Broadway musical about the famous web-slinger.
Wood will portray Peter Parker's girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson, while Cumming takes on the role of Norman Osborn, also known as the villainous Green Goblin.
The musical, directed by Julie Taymor, begins preview performances February 25, 2010, at the Hilton Theatre.
An opening date will be announced later - as will the actor who will play Spider-Man.
Spider-Man will feature a score by Bono and The Edge of U2.
Taymor worked with Wood on the film Across the Universe and with Cumming on The Tempest and Titus, both screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays.
"Evan is unique: she is a young actress with incredible depth for both serious and comic drama in films and theatre, and on top of that, she has an extraordinary lyrical voice," Taymor said. As for Cumming, the director added: "He has such range and such charisma as a performer that I feel his Green Goblin will bring many surprises that will move and entertain us."
The story for the musical was inspired by the Marvel comic books hero - who's also inspired three hit movies - and will include the story of his origins as well as new material.