T.V. Carpio Returns to SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark
BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed (the great news) that lead actress, T.V. Carpio, who plays the role of Arachne has returned to the production and to the show's rehearsals for the in-the-works revamping. Audience members last night told us that both Carpio and the show received a rousing ovation.
Carpio had been sidelined from the production with what was reported as 'whiplash' during one of the show's battle scenes 3 weeks ago and was out doctor's orders.
Teresa Victoria Carpio, better known as T.V. and who performed the role of Arachne in workshops of the show before being cast as Miss Arrow and understudying Mary Jane Watson, grew up in Hong Kong with her mother, Teresa Carpio, a household name as a singer and entertainer in Asia. She danced in music videos for Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston, which led to parts on television's "Law and Order" and "The Jury". Then as an alto soprano she sang with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in her mother's acclaimed Diva concerts. From there she landed the role of Gail inSpike Lee's She Hate Me, and the role of Angela in Lee's Sucker Free City for Showtime. She auditioned for Julie Taymor's acclaimed feature film, Across The Universe and was cast as Prudence. This was followed by playing Alexi Darling in Rent on Broadway. Recently she landed the role of Valerie in the upcoming Universal Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper starrer The Dark Fields, directed by Neil Burger.
As previously announced, Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have joined the creative team to help implement new staging and book rewrites, respectively. The expanded creative team also includes musical consultant Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street).
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