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Actor Christopher Tierney hurt in 30-foot fall during Broadway's 'Spider-Man'

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Spider-Man isn't so amazing on Broadway, it seems, after another actor was injured in a 30-foot fall onstage during a Monday night preview performance, the New York Post reports. The show has been shut down until they figure out how they can keep from hurting the talent.

Christopher Tierney, 31, plunged a couple stories into the pit in front of the audience after a cable snapped during Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Maria Somma, a rep for the Actors' Equity Association, said New York state authorities are examining the production to decide when, or if, the show can go on. "Performances will not resume until back-up safety measures are in place," she said.

This is the fourth time an actor has been hurt during the show's production at Foxwoods Theater (TMZ has video of the accident, above). Tierney was in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. There was only seven minutes left in the show; you'd think they could have at least one run-through without a problem.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:32pm]

    

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