Tuesday, December 21, 2010

VIDEO: Actor Injured During 'Spider-Man' Performance

I saw this at New York Times early this morning, but no video clips were available. And now at Hollywood Reporter, "Spider-Man Performance Canceled After Actor Seriously Injured":

The New York State Department of Labor opens another investigation after Christopher Tierney fell an estimated 20 feet Monday.

Spider-Man on Broadway will postpone a Wednesday matinee after an actor was seriously injured during Monday night's show, producers confirm to The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. Watch the video, below.

"The [Occupational Safety and Health Administration], Actors Equity and the New York State Department of Labor have met with the Spider-Man company today to discuss additional safety protocols. It was agreed that these measures would be enacted immediately. Tomorrow's matinee has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Tomorrow evening's, and all subsequent performances, will proceed as scheduled," says Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark spokesperson Rick Miramontez.

Miramontez says Monday's audience will be contacted individually and offered an exchange or refund.

Actor Christopher Tierney, 31, is currently in serious condition at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, says a hospital spokesman. (While the spokesperson would not confirm reports of a broken rib or internal bleeding, "serious" means the patient is "acutely ill, vital signs can be unstable and not within their normal limits.") Director Julie Taymor visited him Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

Two officials from the New York State Department of Labor spent Tuesday investigating equipment at the theater.