Actor injured after falling during 'Spider-Man'
The list of casualties over at "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" keeps getting longer.
Monday night's performance abruptly ended after a cable snapped and an unidentified actor portraying Spider-Man fell without a harness, according to audience members who reported the accident on Twitter and BroadwayWorld.com. The accident occurred late in the show during Act 2 at around 10:45 PM.
Early reports said the actor fell 30 feet, however a spokesman for the show told the New York Times that he fell "several" feet and that "all signs were good as he was taken to the hospital for observation."
Some in the audience thought it was all part of the show, but then screams were heard. An ambulance and a firetruck were called to the scene. After the initial pause, the audience was instructed to leave the Foxwoods Theatre with no further explanation.
As of 11:30 p.m. on Monday night, it was unknown who was injured or the extent of the actor's injuries. Although Reeve Carney plays the role of Spider-Man, a team of aerialists also performs many of the character's flying stunts. At 11:40 p.m, Myfoxny.com confirmed that the injured actor was a 31-year-old male and had been taken to Bellevue Hospital.
According to Gawker, the actor appeared to be "OK," and was talking after the accident.
Last week, the show's producers postponed the opening date to Feb. 7 to allow time to add more special effects and change the storyline and parts of the score.