Plagued by Acrobatic Accidents, Doom-Crazed Spider-Man Musical Adds More Acrobatics

Plagued by Acrobatic Accidents, Doom-Crazed Spider-Man Musical Adds More Acrobatics

Plagued by Acrobatic Accidents, Doom-Crazed Spider-Man Musical Adds More Acrobatics

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Jan. 20 2011 4:00 PM

Plagued by Acrobatic Accidents, Doom-Crazed Spider-Man Musical Adds More Acrobatics

The quixotic story of the

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took a new twist yesterday, the New York Times reported, thanks to "

." The $65 million musical's previous, more modest level of technical ambition has already sent four performers to the hospital.


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The new aerial maneuver, one of about two dozen in the show, is intended as an exciting climax for audience members. Some "Spider-Man" patrons have complained that the show, which began preview performances on Nov. 28, ended with a thud; previously, a curtain simply fell to the stage after a romantic moment between Peter and his girlfriend, Mary Jane.

"

," you say. Curious theatergoers who don't want to wait for the opening—pushed back again, now to March 15—can buy tickets to the previews. Prices (with fees) start

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at $90.80 and go up to $332.40. Hurry; the January shows are almost all sold out. It's almost as if the producers are adding more material to

indefinitely.