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Lead Actress Quits 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical! Is This Show Totally Doomed?

Tue, December 28, 2010 10:17am EDT by Add first Comment

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Another one bites the dust! Natalie Mendoza, the actress who suffered a concussion during a November preview performance of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has decided to bow out of the troubled musical, sources tell The New York Times. Her understudy, America Olivo, is expected to assume the vacant role.

Natalie’s character Arcachne, a villainess created specifically for the show by director Julie Taymor, sings five songs and reportedly plays a major role in Peter Parker’s transformation into Spider-Man.

Natalie’s final performance was Dec. 20.