Another ‘Spider-Man’ Actress Injured In Latest Mishap Of Troubled Broadway Musical
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An actress working on “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” has been injured in the latest mishap to befall the troubled musical.
T.V. Carpio, who plays the role of the show’s villain “Arachne,” suffered an on-stage injury last night. Producers say Carpio was injured during a fight scene. They haven’t released details on her injury.
Carpio replaced Natalie Mendoza in the role after Mendoza suffered a concussion in December. Mendoza was struck in the head by a rope offstage.
Carpio will be replaced in the role for the next two weeks by America Olivo.
It’s the latest setback for the troubled $65 million production, which recently announced director Julie Taymor’s departure and shoved its opening night back for a sixth time, to June 14.
Taymor’s departure came after critics lambasted the show during previews. It’s unusual for a show to be reviewed before it officially opens, but critics felt they had been delayed long enough.
A new creative team is being brought in to help rewrite the show, which has been plagued with mishaps due to its stunt-heavy, acrobatic, aerial staging. U2’s Bono and the Edge are responsible for the show’s music.
On March 11, an actor playing the Green Goblin got stuck during a fight scene.
Back in December, actor Christopher Tierney, portraying Spider-Man, suffered a terrifying 30-foot fall that was captured on tape. Tierney broke four ribs, three vertebrae and fractured his head.
On March 4, the production company behind the show was slapped with workplace safety violations.
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