Broadway Friday

-Rocker Reeve Carney has been named as the title lead for Spider-Man: The Musical. The lavish but troubled $40M production is scheduled to open sometime next year. Music by Bono and the Edge.

-Green Day’s American Idiot musical is headed for Broadway after this weekend’s close of its Berkeley debut. No theater or opening date has been announced.

-Dame Edna and Micheal Feinstein roped reporters into the oldest trick in the book – a staged celebrity feud – over their Broadway dueling shows with the same title, All About Me. Feinstein: “Titles are not copyrightable. I wish Ms. Edna well. I’ve heard of her.” Dame Edna: “I’m sure Mrs. Feinstein is very proud of her son.”

-Cheyenne Jackson is receiving rave reviews for his leading performance in Finian’s Rainbow. Jackson, who debuted on 30 Rock last night, says he’d like to play Rock Hudson in a biopic about the late closeted star.

-“April Nixon, Jack Noseworthy, Marty Thomas, Lillias White, and Alyson Williams will perform at the launch party for Gay Life NYC, a non-profit AIDS Health Resources website. The event will be held at Splash Bar on Monday, November 16 at 11pm.”

-Denzel Washington returns to Broadway this spring for a revival of August Wilson’s Fences in the role originated 22 years ago by James Earl Jones.

-Friend of JMG: Jim Brochu opens his Ovation Award winning one-man show about Zero Mostel, Zero Hour, at St. Clement’s Theatre this weekend. Highly recommended! Get tickets here. Limited engagement Nov.14th – Jan.31st.