Broadway's Spider-Man offers advice this Halloween

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 25 at 6:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Look who's giving safety advice: None other than Broadway's one-time injury-happy Spider-Man.

Reeve Carney, who plays the hero in the hit musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and Robert Cuccioli, who plays the Green Goblin, put aside their substantial comic book differences Thursday — and apparently any sense of irony — to team up and offer tips about Halloween safety.

Flanked by four costumed villains from the show and representatives from the New York City's fire and police departments, the actors reminded parents to examine all Halloween candy, ensure children wear flame-retardant costumes and avoid strangers.

The advice was somewhat comical coming from a show that had a rocky start, safety-wise. Several accidents marred performances and one stunt man suffered a fractured skull.

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