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Actor Hospitalized After Accident During ‘Spider-Man’ Performance

Source: Audience Members Heard A Scream Shortly After Act II Started

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Updated at 3:15 a.m., Aug. 16, 2013

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” is back in the news, and once again it’s not for a good reason.

The popular-but-troubled Broadway production was left reeling Thursday night after an actor was injured during the 7:30 p.m. performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on 43rd Street.

Shortly after 9 p.m., as the second act was starting, the actor suffered the unspecified injury. The performer, who is not a principle in the production, was taken to a hospital and was receiving medical treatment, a show spokesman told CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco.

A source told CBS 2 the actor was in serious condition and that the audience heard a scream prior to the show being stopped. The show abruptly ended and audience members were quickly let out of the theater.

Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said more information on the accident would be released Friday.

“Spider-Man” has been overshadowed by problems since it arrived on Broadway a few years ago. Four people were injured back when the production was in preview stages.

In 2010, performer Christopher Tierney fell 30 feet into a stage pit when a cable attached to his harness failed. Tierney suffered a fractured skull, a cracked vertebrae, and broken ribs in the incident.

Following that accident the show employed additional safety measures.

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