UPDATE: Spider-Man Actor in Serious Condition
The Associated Press quotes fire officials who said Tierney fell from 30 feet to the stage floor. An unnamed actor says his harness snapped. The same unnanamed actor said performers are responsible for securing themselves into their own harnesses. It was not known if Tierney had properly secured himself.
Mariana Leung, a fashion blogger wrote on her website, NearSay.com, that she witnessed the accident from the front row of the balcony. She says there was a scream and someone then yelled out to call 9-1-1. She says that was followed by an announcement that the show would be delayed and minutes later another announcement that the show was not continuing. Leung said the shocked audience slowly exited the theater and Tierney was later carried out to the ambulance in costume.
Tierney is the fourth actor in the $65-million Broadway musical to be seriously injured.
Posted on December 21, 2010, in Broadway, News and tagged Broadway, Christopher Tierney, delayed, injured, injury, Julie Taymor, musical, Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark, U2. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.