Though no official statement had been released by Tuesday afternoon, two people who work on the show told the New York Times that Mendoza’s representatives and “Spider-Man” producers have been working out an exit agreement for days.
Mendoza, who played Arachne (the spider villainess created by Julie Taymor for the musical), suffered a concussion Nov. 28 after being hit in the head by a rope holding some equipment. Though she returned three days later, she took another two weeks off after having nausea and a headache following her performance, which consisted of flying sequences where she was spun upside-down.
Mendoza is one of four actors to suffer injuries from the $65 million production, which has seen its opening night pushed back four weeks to Feb. 7. Last week stunt actor Christopher Tierney, a former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago member, fell from a platform and suffered skull, rib and vertebrae injuries.