- Associated Press - Thursday, December 16, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Natalie Mendoza, who was injured during the first preview of Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” is back on stage.

A publicist for Mendoza says the actress returned to the production Wednesday night after suffering from a concussion when she was hit on the head by equipment backstage. She had been out of the show since Dec. 2.

The musical, now in previews, will officially open Jan. 11.

Mendoza plays Spider-Man’s evil love interest Arachne _ a part written by director and co-book author Julie Taymor _ and was the third actor to be injured at the $65 million musical.

Her credits include the British TV drama “Hotel Babylon” and the horror film “The Descent.”