Another Actor Injured On ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Set
It’s like it’s 2011 all over again. Just days after Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark director Philip William McKinley told the LA Times “our safety plans are higher than any other show on Broadway,” 23-year-old cast member and dancer Daniel Curry seriously injured his leg during a Thursday night performance when it got pinned under some equipment.
The show will continue, producers told Playbill, and tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. However, an August 19 casting call for the next actor to play Spider-Man after current star Reeve Carney has been canceled.
Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said, “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.”
Actors’ Equity, the labor union for stage managers and actors, said it would investigate the accident.
This injury is the first in a while reported from the show, but when it was first getting started in 2010 and 2011, a string of six injuries in a row gave the show a reputation as a dangerous one.
The show, based on the Spider-Man comics and featuring music by Bono and The Edge from U2, is Broadway’s most expensive production at $75 million. It’s also proven quite popular with theatre-goers, despite plenty of negative reviews.