Top Eight Woes of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark


"Spider-Man was about to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge to go catch Mary Jane," the audience member said. "She was falling in slow motion. He was supposed to swoop down and catch her. Instead his safety cord or cable seemed to have broke, and he went flying into the audience and he crashed down into a hole in the set."

Two following performances were canceled so crew members could put in a safety plan, costing roughly $400,000 in ticket sales according to The New York Times. Despite the injury, there was no immediate effect on box office sales of the musical.

7. In January, the "Spiderman" production team pushed back its opening a fifth time to March 15. Producers said that the delay was to fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending. Two months later, a sixth and final delay to June 14th followed several federal safety violations and the departure of its director, Julie Taymor.

8. In late March, T.V. Carpio, the actress who replaced Natalie Mendoza as Arachne, was injured during a battle scene on stage during a preview performance. She was the fifth castmate to sustain an injury since the show began production.

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