Broadway musical Spider-Man actor fell by accident, Wednesday Matinee canceled (Video)

By on Dec 22, 2010 in Entertainment, United States Comments

Updated January 4, 2010 12:32 a.m.

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The Wednesday matinee (afternoon show) of Broadway’s musical show ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ was canceled after an actor accidentally fell on stage during Monday night’s show, while the show on Wednesday night will push through, according to international news sites on Wednesday.

Christopher Tierney, the actor who was supposed to make a stunt fell on the stage about 30 feet high, and was said to be in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center, and was reported to be the fourth show member to encounter an accident since September of this year.

Apparently, the accident was caught on video in which a copy can be watched below, wherein ‘Spider-man’ can be seen running towards the edge of an elevated platform, about 30 feet above the stage.

Spider-Man‘, attached to a tether, was supposed to save ‘Mary Jane Watson’, played by Jennifer Damiano, when suddenly he lost his footing and fell and a loud scream was heard.

According to reports, Tierney is now conscious and seem to be fine and was visited by fellow actors on the show including show director Julie Taymor who issued a statement to the press through a spokesman.

“An accident like this is obviously heartbreaking for our entire team and, of course, to me personally. I am so thankful that Chris is going to be all right and is in great spirits.” The spokesman said.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our ‘Spider-Man’ family, and we’ll continue to do everything in our power to protect the cast and crew.” The statement added.

Meanwhile, the accident prompted to investigations by federal and state occupational safety inspectors and visited the Foxwoods Theater on Tuesday to check the equipment and later had a meeting with the show producers. There was no scheduled show that day.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ is being dubbed as the most expensive show in the history of Broadway, amounting to about $65 million worth in production.

On a later news report, Broadway musical Spider-Man Wednesday shows were decided to be canceled, which was resumed the on Thursday.



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