Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark’ ensemble member Christopher W. Tierney, who was injured during a Monday night performance of the musical, is reportedly in stable condition.
Tierney, who performs stunts dressed in the the signature Spider-Man suit, "fell several feet from a platform approximately seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show was stopped," production spokesperson Rick Miramontez announced.
Tierney sustained broken ribs and suffered some internal bleeding as a result of falling from the platform.
Actors’ Equity, the union of theater actors and stage managers, said in a statement: “Actors’ Equity Association is working with management and the Department of Labor to ensure that performances will not resume until back-up safety measures are in place.”
The “Spider-Man” musical has faced several setbacks during its preview period. Besides the embarrassing opening night performance, several actors have since suffered injuries due to technical equipment failure.
On Friday it was announced that “Spider-Man” was delaying its official opening by four weeks to Feb. 7 so that "creative changes" could be made to the show.
Seems like the makers of the Spider-Man musical bit off more than they could chew…