Spider Man - Spider-man Stars Defend Show
Broadway's SPIDER-MAN actor REEVE CARNEY has spoken out about the ambitious show's ongoing safety problems, insisting he feels totally secure onstage.
The production has been blighted with problems since it opened for previews in September (10) and Wednesday night's (22Dec10) performance was abruptly cancelled as producers and crew attempted to make sure there would be no more mishaps like the one that sent a stunt double to hospital on Monday (20Dec10) with shattered ribs and internal bleeding.
But the show's star insists all will be well with Spider-Man when it returns to the stage.
Carney says, "It was an unfortunate event the other night, but the safety precautions have gone up even more since then and I've always felt safe."
Patrick Page, who plays villain The Green Goblin in the musical also insists the show, which features a score composed by U2 stars Bono and The Edge, must go on.
He adds, "The injuries in our show are a terrible thing and no one wants to discount that at all but injuries in a big show are something that happens."
Officials from New York's Department of Labor are currently working with producers to make sure there are no more mishaps.
Insiders insist Thursday night's (23Dec10) show will go ahead as planned.