The lead actress of the troubled Broadway show “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” who suffered a concussion during a preview, is leaving the production with a large exit package, according to several press reports Wednesday.
Natalie Mendoza, who played the spider villainess Arachne, is still recovering from the head injury she sustained Nov. 28. She was struck in the head with a rope while standing offstage during that performance, which was the musical’s first preview.
During the past few days, she has been negotiating and nailing down an exit deal from the $65 million play, according to The New York Times.
Mendoza, 30, is one of several actors who have been injured while performing in the show.
She had returned to the stage on Dec. 15, according to The New York Post, and her last performance was Dec. 20. She was replaced by an understudy after getting nauseous and having headaches. Mendoza has also written on Facebook about her recovery from her concussion, talking about her “brilliant” neurologist and the fact that now she was only taking four painkillers and two pills for nausea a day.
“Nice to be almost back to normal,” she wrote.
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