Aug. 16--An actor was seriously injured Thursday night on the set of the Broadway musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark."
Daniel Curry, one of the production's nine "Spider-Man" dancers, was hospitalized in critical condition after some of the show's equipment pinned his leg, the New York Times reports.
The accident happened during the show's second act. The production at the Foxwoods Theatre was stopped, and then canceled for the night.
The incident comes days after "Spider-man" director told the Times he thought the accident-prone production's string of injuries was a thing of the past.
"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.
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