"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" should just turn off the lights and call it a day.
From the very beginning, this Broadway musical has hosted many injuries, so many that one would think this show is cursed.
The latest injury victim was dancer Daniel Curry, one of the show's nine costumed Spider-Man dancer/acrobats in the highly technical production with a lot of aerial wirework. Curry, a LaGuardia High School of Music & Art Performing Arts graduate in his 20's, was hurt in the second act when his foot become caught in one of the "elevators," the automatic lifts that rise and drop to create openings in the stage.
The performance at the Foxwoods Theater came to an immediate halt and the rest of the show was cancelled as crew members came out with a privacy curtain and worked to free Curry. Firefighters also arrived at the scene to help.
As of Friday, Curry was still in the hospital. "Daniel Curry remains in the hospital in stable condition, having sustained an injury to his foot," said show spokeman Rick Miramontez in a statement. "Friday'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 the incident. Our thoughts are with Daniel and his family."
The injuries on the show have become the butt of several jokes. At the 2011 Tony Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris quipped, "Pretty soon they'll be turning the name to 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Lawsuits' and 'Spider-Man: The Only Show That Warns You About Strobelights and Falling Actors.'"
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