Evan Rachel Wood Swings Out of Spider-Man Musical

The Across the Universe star (and fiancee of Marilyn Manson) has decided to slip away from a Spidey stage production

Poor Spidey hasn't had the easiest time slinging onto the Great White Way. The long-anticipated, long-delayed musical production's financial woes have generated doubts about whether the show will ever go on. Now, more bad news is plaguing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Evan Rachel Wood, attached to the project last year to play the pivotal role of Peter Parker's love interest, Mary Jane, has dropped out of the show.

Wood, 22, who demonstrated her musical skill with Beatles music in the 2007 film Across the Universe, has apparently left the Spider-Man musical due to scheduling conflicts, EW.com reports.

A representative for the creative team said, "Casting is underway to find a new Mary Jane to join the rest of the cast in the production. Spider-Man will announce a new time line shortly." The Broadway musical -- which is being directed by Julie Taymor (a Tony winner for the Broadway smash The Lion King) -- features music from U2's Bono and The Edge, but still has not announced an official opening date. 

Wood, who became engaged to rocker Marilyn Manson in January, was last seen on the hit HBO vampire series True Blood and will appear in the upcoming film The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn.

PLUS: Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood, Engaged!

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