‘Spider-Man’ Going Dark For One Show After Fall (video)

Accident-plagued musical will go dark for one performance

Last Updated: December 21, 2010 @ 1:39 PM

Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn on the Dark" will go dark for one performance after one of its actors fell during a performance Monday.

The Wednesday matinee will be rescheduled, and all other performances will go on as scheduled, said Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show. No performances had been scheduled for Tuesday.

The "Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Actors Equity and the New York State Department of Labor have met with the Spider-Man company today to discuss additional  safety protocols.  It  was agreed that these measures would be enacted immediately," he said in a statement.

The performer injured Monday was stuntman Chris Tierney, a source close to the show told TheWrap. He fell from about 30 feet during a performance Monday night, and was hospitalized in stable condition and resting comfortably Tuesday, the source said.

Video of the fall, from the New York Post:

Star Reeve Carney tweeted Monday: "Chris Tierney, you are my hero. Your fearlessness, inspiring talent, and shining spirit are lights to us all. We love you so much man."

The $65 million musical – the most expensive ever staged on Broadway – features a series of complex stunts, including the one at the end of the program in which the actor fell.

The accident was the fourth to befall a performer in the show: One actress suffered a concussion and two actors were injured by a slingshot effect supposed to propel them.

The show is in previews. It announced Friday that it would delay its official opening by four weeks, to Feb. 7, to allow for creative changes.