Just when you thought it was safe to watch a mediocre Broadway musical…
The Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark curse strikes again!
The latest victim is Matthew James Thomas, who plays Peter Parker twice a week for Reeve Carney, and reportedly sustained an unspecified injury during a scene transition backstage at the beginning of the play's second act during a matinee yesterday! He was hospitalized, and received ten stitches!
And luckily, Carney was available to fill in for Thomas for the remainder of the show!
According to publicist Rick Miramontez:
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If this doesn't boost ticket sales, nothing will. (To which then they should consider canning the thing!)
Due to one of the cast members taking a leave to deal with a family matter, Billie Joe Armstrong was asked to step in and understudy for a pivotal role in his band's rock opera, American Idiot.
The Green Day frontman is slated to be taking over the role of St. Jimmy for eight performances, starting this Tuesday.
What a marketing ploy! They really should of thought of doing this sooner!
Hey New Yorkers - think any of U will throw down to see Billie Joe in his own musical?
[Image via WENN.]
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