UPDATE: Broadway's 'Spider-Man' On Again After Injuries

The curtain will go up again tomorrow night on Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical.

Wednesday night's show was scrubbed as producers put together new safety precautions aimed at preventing another fall like the one that injured a stuntman Monday. The cast and crew have been rehearsing with the new safeguards.

The state Labor Department says it's satisfied the producers have made the necessary adjustments. There will now be a requirement that a second person make sure the harnesses used by the performers during the show's high-flying stunts have been put on properly.

The show, the most expensive in Broadway history, has been plagued by technical glitches, and by injuries to three other people before this week's fall. Its official opening has been postponed twice.

Christopher Tierney, a stunt double, fell about 30 feet into a stage pit Monday night despite a safety harness that should have prevented the spill. His brother said Tierney was scheduled for back surgery today.

Investigators are looking into whether Monday's accident was caused by equipment failure or human error.

New York City fire officials say a 31-year-old actor on the set of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" has been hospitalized after falling about 30 feet during a performance.

Firefighters were called to the Foxwoods Theatre at about 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Police say the actor was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. His name was not immediately released.

It's the fourth time an actor has been hurt in connection with the Julie Taymor-directed production. The show's official opening has been pushed back 27 days, from January 11 to February 7.

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  • by Tickled Location: Washington on Dec 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    They better hope the real "Spidey" shows up and teaches them how to do it!!
  • by Stand Leech on Dec 21, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    They probably did make the webbing mixture right. That stuff is hard to make correctly. Scientists have been trying to copy the formula for years...but only "Spidey" knows the secret.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 21, 2010 at 06:12 AM
  • by booger Location: enc on Dec 21, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    Spider Pig...Spider Pig!
  • by Stan Lee on Dec 21, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    Guess that spider-sense isn't working too well.

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