PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man Cast Welcomes T.V. Carpio as Arachne

News   PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man Cast Welcomes T.V. Carpio as Arachne
T.V. Carpio celebrated her first official performance as Arachne in Spider-Man Turn off the Dark Jan. 4. She has succeeded Natalie Mendoza in the role.

Mendoza officially departed the production Dec. 30. She had suffered a concussion that occurred during the first preview of the musical when, standing offstage, she was hit on the head by a rope that was holding a piece of the production's equipment. Against doctor's advice, she performed Dec. 1 but was unable to do so at the Dec. 2 performance at the Foxwoods Theatre. She returned to the show Dec. 16 and had not been in the production since Dec. 20.

In a Jan. 3 statement director Julie Taymor said, "T.V. is a superb singer and actress whom I've loved since we worked together on 'Across the Universe.' She brings a unique talent and take on the role of Arachne and is already mesmerizing audiences in the few previews in which she's performed. We are thrilled she is taking over the role."


Here is a look at Carpio and her castmates following the performance:

Carpio has been a principal cast member in Spider-Man in the role of Miss Arrow. Alice Lee (Spring Awakening) has joined the production to step into the role of Miss Arrow.  

Carpio appeared in the Taymor-directed film "Across the Universe" as Prudence. She made her Broadway debut in Rent in 2006.

Opening night is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Directed by Taymor, the cast is headed by Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Next to Normal Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin.

They are joined by Michael Mulheren, Ken Marks, Isabel Keating, Jeb Brown, T.V. Carpio, Mat Devine, Gideon Glick, Jonathan Schwartz, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Beth Wells, Matt Caplan, Dwayne Clark, Luther Creek, Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Emmanuel Brown, Erin Elliott, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Heather Lang, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin Loomis, Kristin Martin, Jodi McFadden, Kristen Oei, America Olivo, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels and Dollar Tan.

Tickets are priced $67.50-$135 for weekday performances and $67.50-$140 for weekend performances.


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