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    The long-delayed Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has suffered another blow with the departure of a lead actress, one of a number of performers injured in the costly production even before its official opening.

  • Lead actress in Broadway's 'Spider-Man' drops out

    A lead actress in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" officially walked away from the long-delayed musical Thursday night, another blow for an unsettled production that has already sent several actors to the hospital and burned through millions of dollars even before its official opening.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    `Spider-Man' will resume with new safety measures

    The curtain will go up again Thursday on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after the producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall like the one that left a stuntman seriously injured.

  • People gather outside the Foxwoods Theatre in Times Square where the theatrical version  "Spider-man Turn off  the Dark" was canceled, Wednesday, Dec . 22, 2010, in New York. The curtain will go up again Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after the producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall like the one that left a stuntman seriously injured.  (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

    `Spider-Man' to resume performances Thursday night

    The curtain was to rise again on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall such as the one that left a stuntman seriously injured.

  • Reeve Carney, center, who plays Spider-man in the theatrical version "Spider-man Turn off the Dark," is seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre in Times Square with Patrick Page, left, who plays The Green Goblin, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in New York. The curtain will go up again Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, after the producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall like the one that left a stuntman seriously injured. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

    'Spider-Man' to resume performances Thursday night

    The curtain was to rise again on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall such as the one that left a stuntman seriously injured.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    'Spider-Man' actors back in rehearsal

    Actors in Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" were back in rehearsal Wednesday afternoon, an indication that the show will likely go on despite a stunt double's serious injury from a 30-foot plunge into a stage pit.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    'Spider-Man' stunt goes awry; is show in peril?

    The fate of Broadway's most expensive accident-prone musical is in limbo as producers try to rejigger their high-flying stunts in time to satisfy safety investigators and reopen.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Producers cancel performance of 'Spider-Man'

    Producers of Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" said the show will resume Thursday after Wednesday's sold-out performance was canceled to put new safety procedures in place to prevent falls.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    `Spider-Man' will resume with new safety measures

    The curtain will go up again Thursday on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after the producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall like the one that left a stuntman seriously injured.

  • New York state Assemblyman Rory Lacman, second from right, New York state Senator Eric Adams, right, and New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, third from right, speak at a news conference outside the theater for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York,  Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    `Spider-Man' stunt goes awry; is show in peril?

    Broadway might need a superhero to save the new Spider-Man musical. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the most expensive production in Broadway history, suffered its fourth accident in a month when a stuntman playing the web-slinger fell about 30 feet into a stage pit during a preview Monday night. The safety tether that clips to his back failed to prevent the spill.

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