Not to make light of injury, but one might think that this play is cursed by some evil Spider-Goddess. This mess has gone on too long already, and the latest (4th? -I've lost count) postponement of it's official opening was announced before this latest (4th? -I've lost count) injury on the set, during "previews."
NEW YORK - Is this the curse of the Spider-Woman? T.V. Carpio stepped in to replace another actress injured in Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." She has now herself been sidelined after an accident.
Producers of the $65 million musical said Tuesday that Carpio was hurt last week during an onstage battle scene. She plays an evil spider woman called Arachne and will be out of the show for the next two weeks.
It's worth noting that the latest rework of the play supposedly gets rid of the Arachne character altogether. The character was used as a narrator, and was a mouthpiece for the (now replaced) director Julie Taymoor, saying such lines as "I am the only true artist here." Sheesh! Good riddance!