Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is getting a new Mary Jane Watson and Arachne.
Rebecca Faulkenberry, previously of Rock of Ages, is replacing actress Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane after the Nov. 6 performance. Christina Sajous, previously of Baby It's You and American Idiot, is replacing T.V. Carpio after the Nov. 13 performance. Actors Reeve Carney, who plays Spider-Man, and Patrick Page, who plays the Green Goblin, will continue on in their roles.
The expensive Broadway musical that seemed cursed with overruns and injuries while it was still in previews is now a top Broadway moneymaker. Original director Julie Taymor was pushed out of the project and the music, by U2's Bono and The Edge, and story were heavily reworked.
Carpio was an understudy on the show but took over Arachne when original actress Natalie Mendoza left after suffering a concussion in December. She then suffered whiplash during a performance mishap involving the actor playing Spider-Man in March.