Production put on hold while actors rehearse new safety measures
Updated – 11:05 a.m. Dec. 23, 2010
As of Thursday morning, “Spider-Man” still looks to swing into action for an evening performance.
The show, which went dark Wednesday, has put new safety procedures in place to prevent any further accidents such as the one that left stuntman Chris Tierney hospitalized after an onstage fall on Monday from happening again.
That means the show could be on again for "Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark" – if New York state gives the green light. "We agreed with what they delivered to us — the safety measures and protocols that they're going to implement," NY State Department of Labor spokesman Leo Rosales told the Associated Press. "Now it's up to them to implement it. We need that confirmation from them that yes, they have implemented all the safety protocols and procedures."
The final OK could come Thursday afternoon.
More bad news for "Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark."
The show's producers have decided to cancel Wednesday night's performance, so the cast can implement new safety procedures.
That move comes after aerialist Chris Tierney was hospitalized Monday after falling as much a 30 feet into an orchestra pit during a preview performance.
According to a spokesman, Rick Miramontez, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New York State Department of Labor have agreed on the implementation of additional protocols which will be rehearsed today and this evening. As such, tonight's performance of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark has been canceled."
Performances will resume Thursday.
State investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident.