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Carpio injured during Spider-Man show

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Mar 23, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

Across The Universe star Carpio replaced injured Natalie Mendoza as villainess Arachne in the musical earlier this year (11), but now she's had to take leave too.

Carpio was hurt during a stunt last week (ends20Mar11) and has abandoned the role to allow herself time to recover.

In a statement, spokesperson Rick Miramontez says, "T.V. Carpio sustained an injury on Wednesday, March 16 during an onstage battle scene with a fellow actor. On doctor's orders, she will be out of the show for the next two weeks."

BroadwayWorld.com reports Carpio is nursing a whiplash injury.

Actress America Olivo is now taking over the role until Carpio's return.

The show, which will temporarily close in April (11) so producers can overhaul it before its official launch in June (11), has been plagued with onset accidents. Four other castmembers - including Mendoza - have been left injured after incidents in rehearsals and preview performances.

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