Updated: 9:49 a.m. Aug. 16: An actor was seriously injured Thursday night on the set of the Broadway musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark." A spokeman said Friday the actor, Daniel Curry, is in stable condition.
Curry, one of the production's nine "Spider-Man" dancers was hospitalized after some of the show's equipment pinned his leg.
The accident happened during the show's second act. The production at the Foxwoods Theatre was stopped, and then canceled for the night.
The spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark" released this statatement Friday morning:
“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.”
"I don't think those are going to happen anymore. Our safety plans are higher than any other show on Broadway," said Philip William McKinley during L.A. auditions for the musical's new Mary Jane and Peter Parker.
In 2010, the musical got off to a much-publicized rough start: Several stuntman were seriously injured during high-flying acrobatics. The production has since restructured its safety procedures.
The $75-million musical, Broadway's most expensive production, continues to rank among Broadway's top grossers, despite mixed to negative reviews.