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17 comments to “Actors Are Fed Up With Spider-Man Mishaps”

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    Umm.. not for nothing, but aren't these actors CHOOSING to be a part of this? I mean, are they being held there with a gun to their head? Jesus. If they're so upset about it, don't fucking do it. It's that simple. Even if there's a contract, I'm sure they can get out of it given what's going on. Any performers are risk takers, they have to know that.

  2. 2

    Way to make a story shit head.

  3. 3

    I hope to see the Stunt actor Christopher Tierney properly taken care of and compensated for this mess. Too many careless accidents on this show. You don't cut corners to save $$$$$$ where people's lives are involved.

  4. 4

    The show should close until it can be made safe: hire a professions rigging expert to assist as well as others qualified safety experts before another show goes on.

  5. 5

    I live in the city and the show is dark tonight…thank God.

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    Re: MJ0497 – Dumb ass comment. No performer should perform under unsafe conditions. No, they shouldn't put up with it. Choosing not to be a part of a unsafe workplace is not the answer. The answer is to have a safe workplace for the actors and and audience.

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    Re: LovelyCup – It's not a dumb ass comment at all, actually. Yes, I agree it should be safe and all the proper steps should be taken to ensure their safety.. but the bottom line is they are choosing to stay a part of this production. If the actors leave it because necessary steps are not being taken, then there won't be a show, will there? Is it that complex? I really don't understand. If it were me, I'd be out of there.

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    These actors dont have to be in the production it is their decision to do so. But one think that the stunts would have been worked out well in advance of the previews. Given the money that is involved I am sure that will go forward with the show. I cant see how this show will ever make money considering that it cost so much and it seems like it would be a hard show to produce a traveling show, although not impossible.

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    So wait, I thought the guy who was injured was the Spiderman STUNTDOUBLE. Aren't injuries in his job description? Didn't he sign a waver to do dangerous shit? That one actress sprained her wrist and missed one performance because they forced her to (she actually wanted to still work). It was human error that caused this guy to fall–not equipment failure. It was crew that caused Idina Menzel to fall and break her ribs—-but I don't see them closing Wicked!
    Should they have cancelled Xanadu because people were dropping/busting their feet from the skates?
    I can't wait to see this show!

  10. 10

    Flop show.

  11. 11

    When one is trying to create the most exciting theater experience that has ever been seen, anywhere, there are going to be risks involved.

    So what do you do? You get the best people in the world - which they have - and you double and triple check everything. But nothing will ever be 100% safe.

    If you follow the logic of those who are crying "Spiderman is unsafe, it should close," then we might as well ban Football, Nascar, Hockey, Equestrian Sports, Gymnastics, Trampolines, and all of the Winter Olympics (all except Curling, that is. I've never heard of anyone hurt in a tragic brooming accident).

  12. 12

    Re: TeamFinkie – good point.

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    Re: one_love – you are totally right! and injuries happen all the time in cirque du soleil but they will never close,and I want to hear the amazing voice of adam pascal! the show must go on

  14. 14

    u wanted the part what did u expect spider man to crawl along the ground…

  15. pj88 says – reply to this


    Yes.. lets close the show and unemployee more actors and technicians on Broadway..!! Idiots. I think "modifying" the show might be better than shutting it down. Besides, once Broadway see's PRISCILLA- QUEEN OF THE DESERT (now playing in Toronto) they are going to forget about Spidey and focus on a giant shoe and disco ball floating over the audience.. now THAT is entertainment!!!

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    Currently this show will have to sell out for 3 years solid in order to turn a profit. How will they keep it accident-free for that long? I agree - does someone have to die before they shut this down? Some things are fantastic in concept, but unsafe to execute. Stick to putting these stunts in movies, not audience-filled theatres.

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    They should stop cutting corners on saftey and realize that human lives aren't something to cut corners on.