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Spider-Man Musical Canceled Post-Accident!

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For goodness sake! These guys need to seriously re-evaluate the logistics of this show!

It's CLEARLY not safe!

After a lead stunt double Chris Tearney fell 30 feet last night during Monday night's show of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, yesterday's matinee performance was canceled!

However, spokesman Rick Miramontez insists:

“The production knows exactly what happened at Monday’s performance, and it is being dealt with. This is a maneuver that has been done hundreds, if not a thousand times, without incident, and additional redundancies are being put into place to ensure that will never happen again.”

We understand that a lot of money has gone into this thing, but honestly - if they can't get it right, they need to just stop! This is FOURTH person in a matter of months to be injured!

How many more have to hurt themselves?!

What do U think?? What should be done with Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark??

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8 comments to “Spider-Man Musical Canceled Post-Accident!”



  1. 1

    we talked about this musical in my writing for the stage class. as an acting major i find it infuriating that something like spider man has even made it to Broadway. the commercial shows nothing that signifies that it has anything to do with musical theatre at all aside from the fact that it is now injuring Broadway caliber dancers and costing more money just in previews than any other musical in history.



  2. 2

    I think we should all buy tickets…best play on Broadway.



  3. 3

    I know from the inside his injurys are much worse than Spiderman are letting out. The show will go on Im sure.



  4. 4

    I wouldn't watch the show anyway cause I can't go to NY but it would have been nice to at least listen to the songs, they should at least realease some songs, and for what I saw it could have been a very good show, too bad



  5. 5

    The show must go on!



  6. 6

    They should just "bag" the Broadway thing for now…and convert to a movie version of the musical. They could recoup some of the costs and capitalize on the high awareness. They could do "stunts" without having to put the actors in jeopardy.



  7. 7

    Really? You're announcing the cancellation of the matinee (which would have been in progress when you posted it) over 24 hours after it was initially announced? And you can't be bothered to either check the show cast list or one of the numerous other sites covering the story in order to spell the injured actor's name properly?

    As far as the commercialization of Broadway, I hate to burst the bubble you've apparently been living in, emgladz, but as unfortunate as it is to see shows without significant substance, they're what keeps Broadway going. And they're what keeps equity actors such as myself employed. Sometimes entertainment is just entertainment, and if big name, low substance shows are what bring people into the city then so be it. Yes, we all dream of staring in the new, life changing show. But if fluffy rock musicals puts food on our tables and the heat on, so be it. There are thousands of people that would never experience live theater of any kind if it weren't for some of these shows.



  8. 8

    Chris Tearney isn't even a stunt person! He is a fucking dancer who has been put in a VERY VERY dangerous position. CLEARLY someone at Actor's Equity and the Labor Board has gotten their mortgage paid off or something, because this SHOW.IS.NOT.SAFE.