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Spider-Man Musical Celebrates 3 Weeks without Injury with Special ‘New Yorker’ Cover

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This Wednesday marks a full three weeks without reports of anyone being cut, scraped, bruised, broken or otherwise maimed on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the injury-prone Broadway musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero. In honor of the occasion

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Injured Spider-Man Actor Says ‘I Don’t Need to’ Sue [Video]

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Performer Christopher Tierney has finally given his first interview about the terrible accident that put a temporary stop to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and sent him to the hospital with four broken ribs, three fractured vertebrae, a fractured scapula, a fractured elbow, and a fracture to the back of his skull. He told New York's CBS-2 that despite the "little bit of human error" on the part of a crew member(s) that resulted in his pote

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Injured Lead Actress to Leave ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

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It was only a matter of time before one of the endangered cast members of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark finally escaped, and that time is now. The New York Times is reporting that Natalie Mendoza, who was concussed last month when a piece of rigging hit her in the head while she wasn't even on stage, is in the process of exiting the beleaguered Broadway musical. Mendoza played the part of Arachne, a new Spider-Man villain created by Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor.
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Hilarious Taiwanese Animation Slams Spidey Musical, Beats All Our Best Insults [Video]

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ComicsAlliance readers know that we've spent an inordinate amount of time and manpower covering the variously doomed Spider-Man Broadway musical, Turn Off the Dark. All our best people have had a go at reporting on it, reviewing it, and making as much f

‘Spider-Man’ Musical Performances Resume as Actors Attack

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Christopher Tierney's prognosis is good, but the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark stunt-double's condition is nevertheless considered "serious" as he remains in New York City's Bellevue Hospital with broken ribs following a malfunctioned fall from 20-30 feet into the orchestra

Link Ink: More Mighty Avengering, Hipster Santa and Sad Comics

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Free Comic Book Day: For those still mourning the loss of Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee's Thor: The Mighty Avenger, have heart! Fans can catch one more tale with a time travel adventure uniting the Thunder God with the Sentinel of Liberty this Free Comic Book Day with Captain America/Thor.

Musicals: There've been more th

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UPDATED with Video: ‘Spider-Man’ Performer Falls Two Stories During Preview Show

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We've had our fun with the variously amusing production setbacks and not-life-threatening injuries that have cursed Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, but it appears that someone may have been seriously hurt during a preview performance Monday night. As reported by multiple

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Opening Delayed Again

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Director Julie Taymor and the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have announced that the musical's opening has been delayed yet again. The Marvel Broadway musical will now launch in February, nearly a full year after the production's originally planned opening. Presumably, the delay is meant to give the New York theatr

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Satirizes ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Injuries

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We've poked our share of fun at the $65+ million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark for its music, costumes, content and delays, but when it comes to satirizing the show's growing list of injuries, this past weekend's Saturday Night Live beat us to the punch. It's probably for the best considering aerialist Kevin Aubin's broken wrists, another actor's broken foot and

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Fake Bon Jovi Hulk Musical May Be Better Than Actual U2 Spider-Man Musical [Video]

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Finally, a superhero musical where everybody is supposed to get horribly injured. Hulk: I

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