'Spider-Lady' officially calls it Quits!12/31/2010, AP-RED Newsoom
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Lead producer Michael Cohl announced today that cast member Natalie Mendoza, who helped create the role of “Arachne” over the last six months, has decided to depart SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in previews at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, February 7, 2011.
In a statement, Ms. Mendoza said, “It has been a difficult decision to make, but I regret that I am unable to continue on SPIDER-MAN as I recover from my injury. I wish Julie and the cast and crew every success with this production.”
Ms. Taymor said of Ms. Mendoza’s departure, “Natalie is a talented performer. We’ve appreciated her contributions to the show and we wish her all the best.”
Syfy, the premier cable destination for imagination-based entertainment, is a lead media partner for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.