Spider-Man wasn’t in any danger: Show’s spokespersonBy ANI
Saturday, February 12, 2011
NEW YORK - A spokesman for the Spider-Man show has cleared reports that the superhero nearly missed yet another mishap as he was stalled in mid-air for several minutes during Thursday night’s show on Broadway.
Spiderman wasn’t in any danger during show stoppage, he insists.
The glitch happened during a scene in which the webslinger battles the Green Goblin while both are suspended over the audience.
The show-stopper was caused by a safety precaution designed to avoid the kind of injuries that have plagued the production in rehearsals and previews, reports the New York Daily News.
Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” said the the aerial mechanisms are outfitted with safeguards that stop the action if a performer “is even a tiny bit off course.”
“While the ultimate goal is to minimize these stoppages, the production is not going to do so at the risk of the cast,” he said.
The $65 million Julie Taymor have undergone several safety measures after a Spidey stunt double ended up in the hospital in December after a 30-foot plunge (the third injury) sparked a safety overhaul. (ANI)