4 January 2011 8:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The stars of Broadway's long-plagued Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark are defending the show's production.

Tony Award-winning Alice Ripley recently called the $65 million production -- which has resulted in serious injuries of four of its stars -- "embarrassing to working actors everywhere … Does someone have to die?"

But on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday, star Reeve Carney said they appreciate "everyone's concern for our safety. It's an athletic event so you know that there's a certain amount of risk involved.

"The people on are crew are amazing; they care for our safety every day … we do trust them," he added.

Said star Patrick Page: "I wish they could be in the building with us and see the care [director Julie Taymor] takes and the care that our producer Michael Cole takes. I think they'd feel a lot better."

He added that Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing American actors and stage managers, »


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