An­other Spi­der-man ac­tor in­jured in Broad­way show

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS & LIFE - GE­OR­GIA NI­COLS

NEW YORK — The Broad­way mu­si­cal Spi­der-Man: Turn Off the Dark will con­tinue as sched­uled af­ter an ac­tor play­ing the comic book hero was badly in­jured Thurs­day dur­ing the spe­cial ef­fects-laden show. Pro­duc­ers blamed hu­man er­ror and the union rep­re­sent­ing ac­tors vowed to in­ves­ti­gate.

“Tonight’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,” Rick Mi­ra­mon­tez, a show spokesman, said Fri­day.

The in­jured ac­tor, Daniel Curry, suf­fered an in­jury dur­ing the Thurs­day night per­for­mance, which was im­me­di­ately halted. The ac­tor was at Belle­vue Hos­pi­tal on Fri­day in sta­ble con­di­tion with a se­ri­ous leg in­jury.

He is mak­ing his Broad­way de­but as one of nine ac­tors who play the cos­tumed Spi­der-Man dur­ing each per­for­mance, leap­ing into the au­di­ence and swing­ing over the orches­tra. He also un­der­stud­ied var­i­ous other roles.

Fire of­fi­cials said they re­sponded to the Fox­woods Theatre on West 42nd Street shortly af­ter 9 p.m. to treat a man whose leg got caught in equip­ment back­stage.

Ac­tors’ Eq­uity As­so­ci­a­tion, a labour union that rep­re­sents ac­tors and stage man­agers, is­sued a state­ment say­ing it is “deeply con­cerned about the Eq­uity mem­ber who was in­jured in the Thurs­day evening per­for­mance” and “has ini­ti­ated an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the sit­u­a­tion, work­ing closely with its mem­bers and the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the pro­duc­tion.”

Spi­der-Man: Turn Off the Dark is Broad­way’s most ex­pen­sive show with a price tag of $75 mil­lion. It has be­come one of its big­gest hits af­ter a rocky start, with six delays be­fore its open­ing night, in­juries to fel­low ac­tors, a shakeup that led to the fir­ing of Julie Tay­mor, the show’s orig­i­nal di­rec­tor, and crit­i­cal drub­bing. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Keep in mind this is a fun-loving, play­ful time for you. The arts, sports events, movies, the theatre, ro­man­tic flir­ta­tions and great times with kids are tops on your menu. So don’t let your anger get the bet­ter of you. It’s just a brief dark cloud on your hori­zon. TAU­RUS (April 20-May 20) Al­though your fo­cus is on home, fam­ily and your pri­vate life, some­thing might stir your ire putting you at odds with some­one, es­pe­cially a neigh­bour, sib­lings or rel­a­tive. Don’t make a big deal about things. Con­sider this an op­por­tu­nity to prac­tice pa­tience. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) This is a busy time for you be­cause of short trips, talk­ing to lots of peo­ple, do­ing errands plus read­ing and writ­ing more than usual. “I’m on the go!” En­joy this ac­cel­er­ated pace and re­frain from ar­gu­ments about pos­ses­sions and money. (Who cares?) I mean, re­ally. CAN­CER (June 21-July 22) You’ll have to go more than halfway when deal­ing with oth­ers be­cause the moon is op­po­site your sign. It’s that sim­ple. Not only that, Mars is in your sign, mak­ing you feisty and ag­gres­sive, which is why you might be lippy with some­one. Be kind. Life is short (and fat). LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This is your birth­day month. You’re ea­ger to be out there fly­ing your colours, talk­ing to ev­ery­one. Nev­er­the­less, you might have a mild ar­gu­ment with some­one about whether or not things are be­ing done ef­fi­ciently (or in a healthy way). Lighten up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is a play­ful, flir­ta­tious day. How­ever, par­ents might be im­pa­tient with their kids. Well, that goes with the ter­ri­tory, doesn’t it? But if you can demon­strate grace un­der pres­sure, ev­ery­one will be hap­pier, in­clud­ing you. En­joy th­ese good times. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Fi­nan­cial dis­putes might arise or ar­gu­ments about pos­ses­sions or shared prop­erty. Try not to let this ruin your hol­i­day be­cause on the whole, this is a fun-loving, easy-go­ing day where you can en­joy travel and dis­cussing pro­found ideas with in­ter­est­ing peo­ple. CAPRI­CORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You feel strongly about some­thing. If you stick to your guns, this could lead to an ar­gu­ment with some­one who is close to you. Is this wise? When the an­nals of his­tory are writ­ten, does any of this re­ally mat­ter? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Squab­bles might arise for those who are work­ing or even those busy with tasks. Try to avoid this. And re­mem­ber that you need more sleep now be­cause the sun is far away from you. Just go with the flow and en­joy learn­ing some­thing new. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Par­ents must be pa­tient with kids. Factoid. Re­mem­ber your kids are learn­ing not from what you say, but from how you act. You are their role model. Sim­i­larly, ro­man­tic part­ners might have a fall­ing-out. For­tu­nately this is fleet­ing. En­joy your day. SUN­DAY’S BIRTH­DAY Ac­tor Chris­tian Slater (1969) shares your birth­day. You value the knowl­edge gained through ex­pe­ri­ence. You work hard to man­i­fest your per­sonal vi­sion of life. Al­though you can ap­pear so­cially flam­boy­ant at times, you are se­ri­ous and philo­soph­i­cal. You func­tion well as a leader and see chal­lenges as an op­por­tu­nity for suc­cess. This year a ma­jor change might take place, per­haps as sig­nif­i­cant as what­ever oc­curred around 2004.

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