Yet another Broadway actor injured on “Spider-Man” set
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Broadway needs to shut the new “Spider-Man” musical down before someone gets killed. Because the next headline regarding this deeply troubled show is going to involve an actor or dancer plunging to their death. At what cost art?
Last night, an actor involved with “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” fell while performing a stunt, leading to another delay in the show’s planned opening.
The actor was “taken away in an ambulance and the show was canceled,” according to the Washington Post, which went on to report that this was “the fourth injury during previews of the much-delayed show.”
The show, directed by Julie Taymor and featuring original music by Bono and The Edge of U2, uses high-wires to simulate Spider-Man’s flights through New York City. But these experimental flying tricks are leading to dangerous injuries. Is it time for someone to step in, intervene, and prevent further injuries?
Right now, “Spider-Man” is scheduled to open on Feb. 7.
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