Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the celebrated and controversial $65 million Broadway musical, will fly again tonight after canceling Wednesday night’s performance in order to rehearse under new safety guidelines, according to the Associated Press. Monday night, stuntman Christopher Tierney was hospitalized after crashing to the stage from 30 feet in the air, and he is now reportedly preparing for back surgery. Human error was initially blamed for the accident, and a second person will now make sure that all the actors subjected to aerial maneuvers are harnessed properly. “At this point we are satisfied they have put in place the appropriate controls,” said Maureen Cox, director of safety and health for the state Department of Labor.
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