Alan Cumming Drops Out of "Spider-Man" Musical

Alan Cumming arrives at the Annual Backstage at the Geffen Gala in Los Angeles on March 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file) AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Paging a new Green Goblin.

"Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" has lost the services of Alan Cumming who was to have portrayed the villainous character in the long-delayed Broadway musical.

Spokesman Adrian Bryan-Brown said in a statement Tuesday that Cumming, who is known to TV audiences for his roles on "The L Word" and SyFy's "Tin Man" mini-series, withdrew from the show about the famous web slinger because of "a scheduling conflict."

Could the talented actor be heading to the small screen instead?

According to TV Guide magazine, Cumming has landed a guest arc on CBS's drama "The Good Wife," starring Julianna Margulies.

Graham Phillips, who plays Margulies' son, Zach Florrick, told TV Guide that Cumming will be playing an image consultant named Eli Gold.

"We just filmed that episode," Phillips said, according to the report. "Zach was really fond of his dad and was let down when he heard about all his dad's (illegal activities). Zach uncovers a bunch of information about his father that proves he's more innocent than everyone thought he was. And Alan's character is really intense and basically tries to turn around Peter's career. He says that Zach's own investigation work is the best the campaign's had so far."

The lavish "Spider-Man" musical was set to begin preview performances in late February with an official opening at the Hilton Theatre set for sometime in April. Bryan-Brown said no further details were available at this time, but added "casting and a production schedule ... will be announced soon."

"Spider-Man" was co-written by its director, Julie Taymor of "Lion King" fame, and features a score by Bono and The Edge.
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