PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's "Arachne," Katrina Lenk

By Matthew Blank
09 Jan 2013

Spend a two-show day with Katrina Lenk, currently playing the role of Arachne in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. She takes readers along on her morning commute and documents the process of transforming into the eight-legged femme fatale.





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The Goblin DOES have a heart. (well, at least Bob Cuccioli does)
Photo by Katrina Lenk



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Lenk has also been seen in iWitness at the Mark Taper Forum; Elemeno Pea, Cloudlands and Caucasian Chalk Circle at SouthCoast Repertory; the title role in Lovelace: A Rock Opera, for which she won LA Weekly and Garland awards; and her solo music project, moxy phinx.

The current cast stars Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Rebecca Faulkenberry as Mary Jane Watson and Robert Cuccioli as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip Wm. McKinley and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, Spider-Man, according to press notes, "follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test."

Visit SpiderManonBroadway.com.