The Spider-Man Broadway musical is looking like a really bad idea. After one actress suffered a concussion and two actors injured themselves, yesterday Spider-Man himself crashed from a bridge into an open pit.
He wasn't the lead actor - Reeve Carney, who plays both New York's favourite wall crawler and Peter Parker - but one of the actors who plays Spidey during some of the scenes. Apparently, the audience believe the fall was all part of the show until they heard a woman screaming and sobbing. The production company hasn't give any information about the identity of the actor or his current state, but it doesn't look good at all:
Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne in the play, tweeted this shortly after the accident:
Please pray with me for my friend Chris, my superhero who quietly inspires me everyday with his spirit. A light in my heart went dim tonight.
The New York Times says the actor may be Christopher Tierney, "who is an aerialist and ensemble member in the musical".
The New York State Department of labour is going to look into the situation, according to spokesman Leo Rosales: "We'll be talking to the production team, checking the harnesses, cables, and other equipment, and trying to determine what happened, and we'll have more information after that."
Meanwhile, the show debut has been delayed two weeks, to February 7. [NYT]