Actress Natalie Mendoza, who suffered a concussion last month during the production’s first preview performance, is leaving, according to The New York Times. Apparently Mendoza’s reps are working out an exit agreement. She played Arachne, the spider villainess. The actress recently wrote on Twitter, “Can feel a trip to India coming on & visiting my magic little orphanage Ramana’s Garden in Rishikesh. Raising funds as we speak. Be the change.”
This is just the latest problem in a series of problems for a show that is getting really bad word of mouth…yet it’s selling at 98% and sold out through the New Year. Actor Christopher Tierney is still recovering from a massive injuries when he fell 30 feet to the stage floor recently. And word on the street is that the book (the script for non-thee-ater folks) is a total mess. Opening night has been pushed back to Feb 7th. Let’s see if it really happens. And all of it at a grand total of $65 million and rising.