Carney has been cast as Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's ever-youthful hero, in Showtime's new drama series "Penny Dreadful." Created by Tony winner John Logan ( Red), it will interweave the stories of "Frankenstein," "Dracula" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Carney, 30, got his first big break as an actor when he was discovered by Julie Taymor at the Mercury Lounge.The Tony-winning director of The Lion King cast him as Prince Ferdinand in her 2010 film of Shakespeare's The Tempest and then hand-picked him to make his Broadway debut in Spider-Man and head a company of 148.

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And thanks to his strength and stamina, no one had a better view as a fly on the wall than Carney. Reeve Carney: I'm just coming from a workout, and I hate workouts. RC: There are so many things I love about Spider-Man, and one is you get paid to keep in shape.

Matthew James Thomas, who originally played Peter Parker at the matinees and now stars in Pippin, added, "Reeve is so talented and inspirational. But I'm leaving the show to play Dorian Gray, so I have to work out even more.

It was terrific to hear him sing those songs by Bono and the Edge and he influenced me greatly. He was a leader of the company and so respectful (of everyone). I'm training an extra five hours and working on a British dialect.

The 24-year-old Twilight actress is currently dating Broadway's Reeve Carney, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

Carney, who currently stars in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, was most recently linked to his on-stage love interest Jennifer Damiano.

on Thursday (April 21) at Stage 48 in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Jennifer Damiano, Helene Yorke, and Alice Ripley at the event.

Some of the stars that stepped out to see the show that night included Bryan Cranston, Christian Slater, ‘s Krysta Rodriguez, and Broadway star Laura Osnes with her husband Nathan Johnson.

Benjamin‘s wife, actress Kaya Scodelario, was in the audience for the opening, though she didn’t pose for photos.

“Happy opening @apthemusical tonight will be my 5th time watching and I’m still not sick of it.

And I’m not just saying that cos I’m shagging the lead actor 😎😎😎,” she wrote on Instagram.