Finally some good news for “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.”
Broadway’s most expensive (and troubled) show has found their new leading lady following actress Natalie Mendoza’s departure after suffering a concussion at the first preview performance on Nov. 28. Her role as villain Arachne will now he played by T.V. Carpio.
]]>Carpio is most well known for her role as Prudence in the film “Across the Universe,” which was directed by the musical’s co-author and director, Julie Taymor. “T.V. is a superb singer and actress whom I’ve loved since we worked together on ‘Across the Universe,'” Taymor says in a statement. “She brings a unique talent and take on the role on ‘Arachne’ and is already mesmerizing audiences in the few previews in which she’s performed. We are thrilled she’s taking over the role.” Carpio made her official debut in the role on Monday, Jan. 3, after performing in several shows just before Christmas. Lead producer Michael Cohl says, “She is fantastic. When she was covering the role, we kept seeing the crowd lead to its feet as she took her bow. After about the sixth or seventh night, we realized we’d be fools not to give her the part.” Carpio was originally cast as Miss Arrow, which will now be played by new cast member Alice Lee. Carpio made her Broadway debut in “Rent” in 2006.