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'Spider-Man' Musical Loses Lead Actress After Stage Accident

December 29, 2010 (4:34 am) GMT
Natalie Mendoza, who was injured during a preview show, has hinted her departure from the production.

Actress Natalie Mendoza has dropped out of Broadway's troubled "" musical - one month after suffering a concussion during a preview show. Mendoza, who played villainess Arachne in "Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark", was hit in the head with a weighted rope during the production's first preview performance last month, on November 28.

She returned three days later but took another two weeks off after suffering nausea and a headache. Understudy America Olivo took over the role.

The actress recently hinted at her departure in posts on her Twitter.com blog, writing "Can feel a trip to India coming on & visiting my magic little orphanage Ramana's Garden in Rishikesh. Raising funds as we speak. Be the change."

The New York Times reports Mendoza's representatives and "Spider-Man" producers have been negotiating an exit agreement for days. Mendoza is one of four actors who have suffered injuries during onstage mishaps in the $65 million (GBP43.3 million) production, and she is not the first star to leave the show. Earlier this year, both , who was set to play the villainous Green Goblin, and , cast as Spider-Man's leading lady Mary Jane, quit, citing scheduling difficulties.

All parties involved in Mendoza's departure have refused to comment on the report.

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