Wednesday, December 10, 2008
It's (almost) official!
IESB is confirming from an interview with Evan Rachel Wood, that the young actress has been cast as Mary Jane in Julie Taymor's musical, set to open in 2010. She & Jim Sturgess were in Taymor's workshop production of the show and according to Wood, they are still trying to get him to sign on. Wood also mentioned that rehearsals will begin in June of 2009.
We all kind of suspected this would happen when the Across the Universe duo was cast in the workshop. The casting is actually pretty...spot on, but Evan Rachel Wood is not my favorite and I'm not sure her voice (Across the Universe was her first time singing) will be able to hold up on Broadway. As much as I adore Jim Sturgess, I wasn't alone in noticing the autotune all over Across the Universe's soundtrack. At least with music by Bono & The Edge, the score should be more rock, less musical theater-y (if I say that's a term, it's a term!) and thus easier for the relatively inexperienced singers than any other Broadway show would be.