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Yet another actor has been injured on the Broadway stage of the troubled production "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark."
T.V. Carpio, who starred in the film "Across the Universe" in 2007, was hurt last week during an onstage battle scene, Producers of the $65 million musical told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Julie Taymor, director and co-writer of the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," recently addressed the recent problems that have plagued the production, the most expensive in Broadway history.
"Anyone who creates knows - when it's not quite there," the New York Times quoted Taymor as telling about 1,000 people at the TED2011 conference in New York. "Where it hasn't quite become the phoenix or the burnt char. And I am right there.'"
Christopher Tierney, a stunt actor who fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway, is scheduled to go home within days, reports the Associated Press.
Tierney, who serves as a stunt double for the show's main star Reeve Carney, suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae in a 10 foot fall on Dec. 20 during a performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." He underwent back surgery.
Despite several injuries suffered by actors on stage, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" musical is moving ahead with production and has cast 'Across the Universe' star T.V. Carpio in the lead of the villainess Arachne, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Natalie Mendoza has left the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after suffering a concussion last month during its first preview performance, which marked one of several accidents that has plagued the production, the most expensive in Broadway history.
Reports had surfaced in recent days that said the 30-year-old actress, who played the villainess Arachne, would quit the show. She suffered her concussion after being struck in the head by a rope holding a piece of equipment.
Natalie Mendoza is reportedly leaving the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after suffering a concussion last month during its first preview performance, which marked one of several accidents that has plagued the production, the most expensive in Broadway history.
The 30-year-old actress, who played the villainess Arachne has not commented.
"Spider-Man" the Broadway musical will postpone its Wednesday matinee performance and continue to investigate its safety protocols, officials said after actor Christopher Tierney, the main star's stunt double, was wounded after falling an estimated 10 feet during a stunt.
The 31-year-old's accident on Monday marked the fourth injury the show has seen since it opened in previews in late November. The musical, titled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", is the most expensive Broadway production with a budget of $65 million. Its score was produced by Bono and the Edge of the rock band U2.
The new "Spider-Man" Broadway musical opened on Sunday with a web of technical problems, including a harness malfunction that left lead actor Reeve Carney stuck dangling in the air.
The $65 million production, called "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark", features a score by Bono and The Edge of the rock group U2. Carney, 27, is the lead singer of the California-based band Carney.