Safety Issues Retake Center Stage at Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’

Originally posted on Variety:

After a long stretch without any high-profile actor injuries, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is grappling once again with issues of actor safety in a high-tech stage production: A performance of the Broadway musical was halted and then cancelled Aug. 15 when a performer was hurt during the course of the show.

Actor Daniel Curry sustained the injury when his leg was pinned underneath backstage machinery, according to reports from the Fire Department of New York. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition.

“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,” said Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the production. “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…

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