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'Spider-Man' Actor Injured After Fall

'Spider-Man' Actor Injured After Fall

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has hit another setback after an actor in the production was injured in a fall on Monday night (December 20).

“Theatergoers…said they saw a performer playing the title hero fall about 8 to 10 feet into a pit during the closing minutes of the show, and that some equipment fell into the audience when this occurred,” the New York Times reports.

A spokeswoman for the show confirmed that the injured actor was not Reeve Carney but did not otherwise identify the performer who was injured in the fall.

Spider-Man recently delayed its official opening to February 7 to accommodate creative changes.

Hope everyone is okay!

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8 Comments

# 2
eyeh8twilight @ 12/21/2010 at 9:57 am

This whole thing is cursed. They started doing previews but was only able to do 1 whole show without something going wrong. Reviewers were ripping the hell out of it. Now, an actor is hurt and they have to hold the play off even more…

Spider-Man is a $65 million mess that should have never happened. Go see “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in February if you want to see a good Broadway Show.

# 4

U know why injured? ? Coz he want to be real spide man not move

# 5

The whole thing has just been a mess. The name of the guy who fell is Christopher Tierney. it looked like a nasty fall. Julie Taymor & he r ego are to blame for this entire mess. So many injuries in a short space of time

# 6

like lola said, it’s christopher tierney. he’s the guy who’s actually in the spider-man suit as well as several others playing villains doing the acrobatic acts and being suspended in the air. i read he fell 30 feet about 7 minutes until closing curtain. i feel like people need to cut their losses and just leave cause as cool as it looked visually during 60 minutes a few weeks ago, people are having their wrists break, falling at dangerous heights, and just plain risking their lives.

# 7

Wow. This show is fraught with problems. I absolutely think Julie Taymour is a creative visionary, but I think technically she missed on this particular project. She likes to do BIG extraordinary things, but perhaps it is way before it’s time and technology. As a performer myself, I would be very frightened to work on a show where my safety, and by extension the safety of the audience was not 100% assured. This show needs to close for a long time and work out the kinks until it is FLAWLESS before putting ANYONE ELSE’S life in jeopardy.

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