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    Spider-Man's rope snaps in new musical


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    The producers of the troubled Spider-Man musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government.

    A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with federal and state labour officials and the Actors' Equity Association to discuss additional safety measures after a performer doing an aerial stunt fell about 30 ft.

    He said the measures will be enacted immediately but did not say what changes the show would make.

    Producers postponed the musical's scheduled Wednesday matinee, but the web-slinger will take the stage again on Wednesday night.

    Firefighters were called to the Foxwoods Theatre after a 31-year-old performer fell near the end of the latest preview performance. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

    "I'm surprised he is even OK," said one audience member.