PHOTO CALL: Christopher Tierney Rejoins Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark

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25 Apr 2011

Christopher Tierney, the actor who fell 30 feet during the Dec. 20, 2010, performance of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, has rejoined the production.



The actor, who suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae, among other injuries, was given the okay by his doctors to resume rehearsal on April 25.

The actor held a small press conference outside the Foxwoods Theatre prior to his first rehearsal:



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Christopher Tierney
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When performances resume May 12, audiences can expect major changes to the book as well as new songs by Bono and The Edge.

In recent weeks newcomers have been added to the creative team, including playwright Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (a Marvel comics writer and an acclaimed dramatist), director Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz) and choreographer Chase Brock. Brock recently provided musical staging for the City Center Encores! production of Lost in the Stars and also worked on the Wii video game "Dance on Broadway."

It was previously announced that "due to the new schedule, director and co-book writer Julie Taymor will no longer continue in her day-to-day duties with the production." In an April 14 statement to the New York Times, Taymor's spokesperson said, "Julie feels that the early reviews that published before the show was ready to open sadly do not reflect the show that is closing this weekend. Most critics, in fact, will have never seen this latest version before they see one that greatly changes major threads of the story, choreography and songs."

The cast features Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Next to Normal Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin.

Tickets are currently on sale through Oct. 2. Visit SpiderManOnBroadway.com.