Evil Spider-Man Broadway Musical Continues to Injure Actors

12/21/2010 8:57 AM |

Artists rendering of the scene right after Spideys tumble into the orchestra pit on Monday night.
  • Artist’s rendering of the scene right after Spidey’s ten-foot tumble into the orchestra pit on Monday night.

Last night another actor was injured during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway musical with a $65 million price tag. Will this cycle of carnage never end? Well, if the opening date keeps getting pushed back and producers are going to get their money back, probably not. Or at least not until 2015, by which time all the city’s attractive, singing and dancing stunt doubles will be in body casts. Last night ArtsBeat reported that in the final minutes of a preview performance the actor playing Spider-Man, or his stunt double (of which there are several) was running along a bridge hanging above the stage to save dangling love interest Mary Jane when he seemed to trip, and fell some ten feet into the orchestra pit. The show was stopped, a delay was announced, and then the audience was told the show was over. The actor was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where a press rep said that “all signs were good.” Uh, yeah, sure.