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December 22nd, 2010
11:47 AM ET

Theater critic calls 'Spider-Man' show a 'trainwreck'

New York (CNN) - The stage musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will have new safety protocols when it reopens Wednesday night, following an accident in which a performer fell and suffered serious injuries during a preview, officials said. Christopher Tierney, 31, is listed in serious condition, said Bellevue Hospital spokesman Steven Bohlen.

Prior to these recent setbacks, the musical was already the most expensive Broadway show in history.

Today on American Morning, New York Post Theater and Arts Critic Michael Riedel refers to the show as  a "trainwreck" and "chaos." He explains to AM's John Roberts and Carol Costello why actors he knows involved in the show are concerned about the safety of the stunts.


Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment
December 22nd, 2010
09:37 AM ET

Former UConn women's basketball player reacts to winning streak record

The last team to beat Geno Auriemma’s University of Connecticut Huskies was the Stanford Cardinals all the way back in April of 2008.

The UConn women won their 89th consecutive game Tuesday night giving them the longest winning streak in NCAA Division I basketball history. Their new record bested the record set by UCLA's Bruins under John Wooden in the early 1970's.

Renee Montgomery played with the Huskies last season and currently plays with the WNBA's Connecticut Sun. She joins American Morning's John Roberts  today to talk about her former team's incredible feat and their coach Geno Auriemma.


Filed under: American Morning • Sports
December 22nd, 2010
08:11 AM ET

Cady Coleman from space: Try your hardest, 'real people do have their dreams come true'

American Morning has been following NASA astronaut Cady Coleman's journey to space for over a year now. We've spent time with her at her home in Massachusetts. We've watched her as she trained for the mission in zero gravity across the globe in bases in Russia, Japan, and here in the United States.

Today on American Morning, Coleman is with us live from aboard the International Space Station with fellow NASA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Coleman talks with John Roberts, Carol Costello, and John Zarrella about her incredible adventure.

Watch the interview to hear her talk about what she brought along with her, how she's keeping in touch with family, and how her dreams are coming true up in space.


Filed under: American Morning • NASA • Science
December 22nd, 2010
07:05 AM ET

Worried winter weather could ground your travel plans? Pack these tips

We've seen some wild weather coming out of Europe this past week. Snow caused closures and airport delays at London's Heathrow airport, leaving thousands trapped and unsure of their holiday travel plans. With snow a possibility in parts of the country this weekend what can you do in case you get stuck? What rights do you have in terms of ticket refunds and hotel vouchers?

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello talks to Genevieve Shaw Brown, senior editor, Travelocity, for the best troubleshooting tips if your holiday trip becomes a holiday nightmare


Filed under: Airlines • American Morning • Travel