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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be dark another night. Wednesday’s matinee and preview performances have been canceled and the musical will return to the stage Thursday following the implementation of new safety procedures put into place in response to a series of on-set injuries, the most recent occuring Monday to stunt double Christopher Tierney.
Turn Off the Dark spokeperson Rick Miramontez said in a statement, “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.”
Tierney, who dropped an estimated 20 feet during Monday’s performance and is hospitalized in serious condition, has been replaced by another stuntman.
Ticket holders who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded. Customers who bought seats to Wednesday’s matinee and evening performances through other outlets must contact the points of sale directly.
The show’s production team agreed to the new safety measures during a meeting with federal and state safety inspectors and union representatives Tuesday, notes the New York Times.
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