Spider-Man Breaks His Wrist, But Broadway Show Won’t Be Delayed

It seems that Spider-Man didn’t have his bearings while working in the theatre. As production on the new musical rolls forward with an opening in a few weeks, the New York State Department of Labor visited the set on Broadway on Wednesday, a mere two weeks after actor Kevin Aubin broke both his wrists when he was launched from the back of the stage like a slingshot. Ouch!

Spider-Man is not legally allowed to begin preview performances on Nov. 14 until state inspectors sign off on the special effects, the department spokesman, Leo Rosales, told the New York Times. It usually takes a few days to rule.

“The flying in this musical is unprecedented for Broadway, and we’re going to urge the producers to make sure everything is as safe as possible,” Rosales said.

The $60 million production, the most expensive in Broadway’s history, is apparently debuting a lot of technology, including actors flying over the stage and audiences. The show’s spokesman Rick Miramontez tells the Times he doesn’t expect the show — which features music by U2’s Bono and The Edge — to delay its opening.