Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Wednesday Night Performance Cancelled After Meeting With Labor Dept. Officials
Tonight's performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was cancelled a few hours before showtime after a lengthy meeting with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the State Department of Labor officials, according to NY1. The move comes amidst continued concerns for the safety of performers, following a Monday-night accident which resulted in serious injuries for stunt double Christopher W. Tierney.
Producers and the Dept of Labor say the show will resume on Thursday after additional safety measures are incorporated.
"We're also making sure that the actors and the stagehands know that if everything's not right, that they can say, 'We're not going going to go, it's a no go at this point,'" said State DOL employee Maureen Cox.
Wednesday afternoon, the cast and crew held a complete run-through with a new leading actor, complete with changed safety procedures for high-flying stunts.
"I feel safe, it's just a matter of training actors," said Reeve Carney, an actor in "Spider-Man" who does not fly. "It's nice the way it is. We'll be ready."
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