At what point does an all-too-human musical about superheroes just become ironic? The New York state labor department has given the green light to the troubled Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, allowing it to resume performances after a spate of on-stage injuries led to the show’s temporary cancellation. The stunt double whose harness failed Monday, sending him to the hospital with broken ribs and internal bleeding, was the fourth cast member injured, after one broke both wrists, another suffered a concussion, and a third broke a foot. The state allowed the show to go on, with performances beginning again Thursday night, after new safety measures were put in place and the cast and crew were given time to learn the new practices.
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