An actor on the set of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been injured during a performance.
A spokesman for the show says the actor suffered an injury during the Thursday night performance, which was immediately halted. The actor, who was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a serious leg injury, was not identified.
Fire officials say they responded to the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street shortly after 9 p.m. to treat a man whose leg got caught in equipment backstage.
“Following last night’s accident at SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Daniel Curry remains in the hospital in stable condition having sustained an injury to his foot. Tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. The technical elements of the show are all in good working order, and we can confirm that equipment malfunction was not a factor in the incident. Our thoughts are with Daniel and his family,” the show’s spokesman, Rick Miramontez, said in a statement.
It was just the latest in a series of accidents that have left several actors in the stunt-heavy $75 million show hurt or hospitalized.