It’s been a while, but another actor has been injured during a production of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway. Daniel Curry, who dances in the show, was seriously injured Thursday (August 15), after his leg appeared to be pinned in a trap door, the New York Times reports.
The performance was immediately halted, while a saw was used to cut a whole in the floor to free the performer, according to an audience member. Curry, who plays one of the show’s nine Spider-Man dancers, was immediately transferred to the hospital. The performance did not resume.
Two member’s of the show’s production team say they believe the accident was the result of either an issue with the computerized equipment that controls the various stage elements or possibly human error.
Early in its Broadway run, the musical was met with a slew of serious injuries, including an incident that saw actor Christopher Tierney falling 20 feet, due to an improperly secured safety harness in December 2010. He eventually recovered and returned to the show the following April.
“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is scheduled to resume August 16.