Four injuries have been noted since Spider-Man began rehearsals: In addition to Tierney, actress Natalie Mendoza suffered a concussion during the first preview of the musical. And, prior to the commencement of performances, two actors were injured attempting stunts: One actor broke both his wrists, the other both his feet.
Actors' Equity issued two earlier statements. 9:43 AM Dec. 21: "We were informed shortly after the accident during the performance of Spiderman. We are working in cooperation with the state and city Department of Labor on this situation. We don't have a further statement at this time." 11:29 AM Dec. 21: "Actors' Equity Association is working with management and the Department of Labor to ensure that performances will not resume until back-up safety measures are in place."
A request by Playbill.com for an interview with Equity was denied.
The Julie Taymor musical is currently scheduled to officially open Feb. 7, 2011.