Following news that the official premiere of Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is pushed back almost a month to Feb. 7, a performance is cut short and an actor leaves in an ambulance.
]]>Gawker and The New York Times, report that the Dec. 20 preview stopped abruptly when two performers took what seemed to be a planned fall, eight to ten feet into a pit.
Apparently taking place in the final moments of the show, the incident was followed by a scream from backstage and a blackout. After an initial announcement of a delay, the audience was told the show would not restart.
The New York Times receives confirmation that from police that a male actor was injured at about 10:42 p.m. and taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. The unnamed 31-year-old, presumably one of the aerial stunt doubles, is said to be in good condition but under observation.
This all sounds much more optimistic than than the initial accounts from audience members.
Brian Lynch, one such member, described what he saw on Twitter: “No joke. No explanation. MJ [Mary Jane] and Spidey took what seemed to be a planned fall into the stage pit. Then we heard MJ screaming.”
This marks the fourth reported injury on the “Spider-Man” set since October.