Spider-Man Actor Kevin Aubin Injured at Group Sales Event

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Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark actor Kevin Aubin was injured at a recent presentation for ticket brokers and group sales agents that demonstrated the show's flying stunts, according to the New York Post.

Aubin broke both of his wrists when he slammed into the stage following the demonstration of one of the flying effects that catapulted the actor from the back of the stage to the front. Aubin was taken to the hospital following the accident; he returned to rehearsals for the $65 million production this past week.

In an e-mail to the New York daily, producer Michael Cohl said, "With a show as complex as this, safety is the top priority for everyone at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark."

The presentation, which was conducted by Julie Taymor, continued following the accident, and the remaining stunts were performed without incident. The Post says Spider-Man officials have "met with New York State regulators who monitor special effects in stage productions."

Another actor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the New York Times that he, too, was injured testing the same flying maneuver. This actor broke both feet a month ago.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark will begin previews Nov. 14 at 3 PM with an official opening scheduled for Dec. 21 at the Foxwoods Theatre. Directed by Taymor, the cast will be headed by Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Next to Normal Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin.

They will be joined by Natalie Mendoza, Michael Mulheren, Ken Marks, Isabel Keating, Jeb Brown, T.V. Carpio, Mat Devine, Gideon Glick, Jonathan Schwartz, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Beth Wells, Matt Caplan, Dwayne Clark, Luther Creek, Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Emmanuel Brown, Erin Elliott, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Heather Lang, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin Loomis, Kristin Martin, Jodi McFadden, Kristen Oei, America Olivo, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels, Dollar Tan, and Christopher Tierney.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark features a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge.

"Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration," Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, according to press notes, "spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down—literally—when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility. Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero."

The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (choreography), George Tsypin (scenic design), Academy Award winner Eiko Ishioka (costume design), Tony Award winner Donald Holder (lighting design), Jonathan Deans (sound design), Kyle Cooper (projection design), Julie Taymor (mask design), Campbell Young Associates (hair design), Judy Chin (makeup design), Scott Rogers (aerial design), Jaque Paquin (aerial rigging design), David Campbell (orchestrations & arrangements), Teese Gohl (musical supervision) and Kimberly Grigsby (music director).


Producers are Michael Cohl, Jeremiah J. Harris, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Land Line Productions, by association with Marvel Entertainment.

Tickets are priced $67.50-$135 for weekday performances and $67.50-$140 for weekend performances.

Visit www.SpiderManOnBroadway.com for more information.

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