'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' musical star T.V. Carpio injured
Yet another actor has been injured on the Broadway stage of the troubled production "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark."
T.V. Carpio, who starred in the film "Across the Universe" in 2007, was hurt last week during an onstage battle scene, Producers of the $65 million musical told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The actress replaced Natalie Mendoza back in January in the role of the villainess Arachne after Mendoza left the production when she suffered a concussion in November when she struck in the head by a rope holding a piece of equipment.
Carpio is expected to be out of the show for the next two weeks. The nature of Carpio's injury has not been disclosed. The show's official debut has been delayed and several actors have been injured. Carpio's injury marks the fifth incident the show has seen since it opened in previews in late November.
Back in December, stunt actor Christopher Tierney fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man. Tierney, who served as a stunt double for the show's main star Reeve Carney, suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae from the fall on Dec. 20 during a performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." He underwent back surgery and was released from the hospital in January.
The show is the most expensive in Broadway history. According to the New York Times, "Spider-Man" is also experiencing a creative standoff between the show's director, Julie Taymor, and the show's producers including U2's Bono and Edge. Taymor was fired from the show this month because she refused to make the producers' desired changes to the show.
Taymor will still be billed as the show's director and her lawyers are attempting to negotiate a deal over her contract. The show is set to go on hiatus for three weeks from April 18 to May 11 and the musical is set to officially open on June 14.