Broadway Musical ‘Spiderman: Turn to the Dark’ actor falls, breaks his wrists

October 31st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

October 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The much hyped Broadway extravaganza Spiderman: Turn to the Dark, actor, Kevin Aubin had a major fall during rehearsals of the musical and broke both his wrists, resulting in a plethora of concerns from various sources.

Reports are that this Spiderman musical is going to be an aerial show, with the actors all hurly burly, flying around the hall with only plastic cables as a support, but no nets to support in case of any mishaps.

Kevin Aubin, who was in casts after the accident, has posted on his Facebook profile that though he was not sure how much he was supposed to talk, something went wrong and he fell on his hands. However, he did add that it was no one’s fault and that he was alive and was ok.

Nonetheless, this is not the be all and end all of the mishap; various concerns are being voiced about the kind of risk involved in the most extravaganza show ever on Broadway, with an estimated budget to be somewhere between $50,000 to $65,000. However, the producer Michael Cohl issued a statement stressing on the fact that with this kind of a complex show, it was safety that was the top priority for all on the sets of Spiderman musical show.

There have been concerned statements coming from various quarters, and all have one common strait, that with an aerial show like this, with actors flying and catapulting all over the audiences heads, it certainly was going to be a matter of concern.

The show has actor Reeve Carney enacting the main role of Spiderman, with the rest of the actors, including the injured Kevin, doing the doubles act. The show, which opens on the 21st of December, will have previews from the 14th of November.

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