Carpio temporarily out of the show
The actress playing villainess Arachne in Broadway tuner “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been injured in a mid-performance incident that will keep her temporarily out of the show.“T.V. Carpio sustained an injury on Wednesday, March 16 during an onstage battle scene with a fellow actor,” a rep for “Spider-Man” said in a statement. “On doctor’s orders, she will be out of the show for the next two weeks.” The rep didn’t confirm the nature of the injury, but it’s said to be a neck injury such as whiplash. Role involves a significant amount of aerial work. Thesp originally cast in the part, Natalie Mendoza, sustained a concussion during the first preview and subsequently exited the production. Injury is the latest for the cast of “Spider-Man,” the pricey and technologically complex tuner which has seen its preview period stretch through to an opening night now skedded for June 14. With new creatives aboard, including helmer Philip William McKinley and scribe Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, the show will shut down for three weeks starting next month to allow for retooling. America Olivo will play the role of Arachne in Carpio’s absence.