Spider-Man Broadway Director Blasted For On-Set Injury
Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:24 PM PDT

spiderman200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Julie Taymor, the director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, is the subject of numerous Facebook and Twitter rants from Broadway stars speaking out on the injury that took place on the set of her show.

Adam Pascal, star of Rent, wrote the following on Facebook:

    "They should put Julie Taymor in jail for assault! I hope [actor Christopher Tierney] is ok and sues the s**t out of Julie, Bono, Edge and every other a**hole who invested in that steaming pile of actor crippling s**t!"

Alice Ripley, a Tony-winning actress, tweets:

    "Does someone have to die? Where is the line for the decision makers, I am curious. Spider-Man should be ashamed of itself," she went on. "This is completely unacceptable and embarrassing to working actors everywhere."

Tierney fell 30 feet from the New York stage during Monday's performance. Natalie Mendoza, also working for the $65 million production, suffered a concussion after a piece of equipment hit her backstage. A third actor broke both of his wrists.

Last night's preview show and today's matinee were both cancelled. Tonight's show will go on as planned.

A show spokesman released the following statement, "Wednesday evening's show, and all subsequent performances, will proceed as scheduled."

Courtesy: Marvel