Gene Simmons Offered Role of 'Green Goblin' in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK!
KISS bass guitarist and vocalist Gene Simmons Tweeted today: "Thank you, Michael Cohl for offering me the role of the Green Goblin on the Broadway production of #spiderman", along with a picture of the villain.
There has been no confirmation yet on whether he has accepted the offer, but stay tuned -- BWW will bring you updates as we have them!
If he moves forward, Simmons would swap his signature KISS face paint for the green guise of Spidey's nemisis and replace Robert Cuccioli in the role at the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway.
The current cast features Justin Matthew Sargent as Spider-Man, as well as Rebecca Faulkenberry, Christina DeCicco and more.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with direction by Ms. Taymor and additional direction by Philip William McKinley. Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and were nominated for Tony Awards for their work on Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.
The world's most recognizable Super Hero leaps off the comic book pages and onto the Broadway stage in Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Peter Parker's ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear - including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson. This high-flying groundbreaking and history-making production brings this story - inspired by more than fifty years of Marvel comic books - thrillingly to life!
Photo Credit: ABC/Donna Svennevik