- 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
? 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.