One of the actors portraying the title character in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark suffered an injury at the December 20 performance of the new Broadway musical after reportedly falling into the orchestra pit. Broadway.com has learned that the injured actor was not leading man Reeve Carney but one of the ensemble members that performs Spider-Man's stunts.
"He fell several feet from a platform approximately seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show was stopped," said production spokesperson Rick Miramontez, who would not reveal the identity of the actor. "All signs were good as he was taken to the hospital for observation." According to a police source, the actor is now being treated at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, which stars Carney, Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page, began performances at the Foxwoods Theatre on November 28. The show, directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, features a book by Taymor and Glen Berger and music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge. It is scheduled to officially open on February 7, 2011.