Just when my spider-sense was telling me that I'd soon be able to see Julie Taymor's high-flying, blockbuster-budgeted Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
stage musical spectacle, recently expected to begin previews on November 14, an ensemble-member has to go breaking his wrists
, just like another
who broke his feet the month before, prompting an investigation
into the production's safety measures and delaying the show's opening until January 2011. ArtsBeat reports
that the new date for the first preview performance is November 28, with opening pushed back from December 21 to sometime in January, missing the holiday box office bonanza, but still easily ahead of the likely Tony Awards eligibility cut-off date. Get well soon Spidey!