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Spider-Man Performance Canceled By Producers Over Safety Concerns

NEW YORK — Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” say that Wednesday’s sold-out show is canceled to put new safety procedures in place, but that the show will resume on Thursday.

The state Labor Department says it is satisfied that producers of Broadway’s troubled musical had made the adjustments to prevent a repeat of this week’s serious injury of a stunt double in a fall.

Labor officials worked at the Foxwoods Theater Wednesday with producers at the show, saying that a second person will be required to check whether harnesses are properly put in place and this is communicated to stagehands. There are 38 separate moves where actors are put in harnesses to go up in the air.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

NEW YORK (AP) – Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” say that Wednesday’s sold-out show is canceled to put new safety procedures in place, but that the show will resume on Thursday.

The state Labor Department says it is satisfied that producers of Broadway’s troubled musical had made the adjustments to prevent a repeat of this week’s serious injury of a stunt double in a fall.

Labor officials worked at the Foxwoods Theater Wednesday with producers at the show, saying that a second person will be required to check whether harnesses are properly put in place and this is communicated to stagehands. There are 38 separate moves where actors are put in harnesses to go up in the air.


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