Third Actor in New Spider-Man Musical Injured

By Ben Fractenberg on December 3, 2010 2:36pm | Updated on December 3, 2010 2:19pm

Actress Natalie Mendoza was injured while previewing the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway.
Actress Natalie Mendoza was injured while previewing the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN — A third actor has been hurt in Broadway's high-flying new show, “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark.”

Natalie Mendoza, who plays the role of Arachne, was hit in the head by a rope and suffered a concussion, reported BroadwayWorld.com.

The accident happened at the first preview Sunday, but she continued to perform before feeling sick Wednesday.

Her understudy, America Olivo, will now reportedly play the role through at least Tuesday.

This is the third accident for the show, which has actors "flying" above the audience. It's set to open on Jan. 11 at the Foxwoods Theater.

Aerialist Kevin Aubin broke his wrists while performing in November, the New York Post reported, and another actor broke his foot.


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