Spider-Man Musical Actress Suffers Concussion


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Spider-man Turn Off the DarkIf all of the jokes making fun of the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark wasn’t enough, actress Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess Arachne, suffered a concussion during the first preview performance.  The actress was hit in the head by a rope holding a piece of equipment.  Against doctors advice the actress performed during the second performance.

The Actors’ Equity union and the New York State Department of Labor, which monitors safety in public performances, said they are looking into the accident.  Mendoza is the third actor to be injured.

The New York Times ArtBeat has the full story.