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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #1
Posted: 8/15/13 at 9:55pm
Audience members sent home after actor gets "trapped" in elevator. FDNY on the scene apparently.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #2
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:05pm
This show is as dangerous as The Nance!
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #3
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:05pm
Maybe the curse is coming back since Reeve is leaving?
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #4
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:11pm
A stagehand's hand is pinned under a piece of stage equipment? OUCH. Hope he or she is OK and the injury isn't out of commission for too long.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #5
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:13pm
Cast and crew members receive minor injuries on Broadway nightly, but it's only news when it happens at Spider-Man.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #6
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:14pm
^ I think it's news when FDNY has to be called, and the show stopped.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #7
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:20pm
Apparently someone's leg got pinned backstage.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Spider-Man-Musical-Theater-Accident-Worker-Hurt-Leg-Pinned-219866951.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand

"An actor was hurt on the set of Broadway musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark" during the show Thursday night, a spokesman for the production said.

First responders were called to the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street shortly after 9 p.m. when an equipment somehow pinned an actor's leg backstage, the FDNY said.

The actor was taken to Bellevue in serious condition, and the show was canceled for the night.

More information is expected to be released Friday.

The stunt-filled production was plagued with accidents and injuries in its early days, but after a reboot that included retooled safety protocols, has found success on Broadway. The show's producers are readying a Las Vegas production, one in Germany and reportedly a touring show."
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #8
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:22pm
We should just pray that the person will recover from the injury and heal quickly.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #9
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:23pm
Bad press is good press?
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Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:26pm
CATSNYrevival -- Exactly. When it stops the show, it's newsworthy. And we don't know if it's "minor" or not.

Your comment reminds me of a regional production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS that I was involved in. The puppeteer inside the large Audrey II plant was poked in the eye by a metal piece inside the puppet. A second puppeteer inside saw this and informed him that his eye was bleeding. The puppeteer exited the puppet via the trap space that it was covering, and an ASM quickly jumped into his spot from the trap so as to continue the show. No one in the audience, nor the actors, knew what had happened or that there was even an incident until THE NEXT NIGHT when the puppeteer came to the closing night party with a bandages covering his eyeball that had to be removed.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #11
Posted: 8/15/13 at 10:29pm
Well, this accident lets us know several things:
1. Spider-Man will always be the most dangerous show on Broadway
2. This is the show's 2nd incident in a couple of weeks
3. That the show is expanding with a Las Vegas production, a German production, and a US Tour.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #12
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:15pm
And the poor actor is in serious condition. Really, this show has to end now!
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #13
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:29pm
Obviously, it's more serious than was originally reported so I take back what I said. But, I do think protests to end the show are a little unnecessary. New actors coming into the show are obviously fully aware of the dangers when they sign their contracts. Additionally, if someone's leg was pinned, it sounds more like a complication with a trap door or moving scenery rather than it having to do with the more dangerous flying sequences. An actor getting pinned by tracked scenery could happen in any show.
Updated On: 8/15/13 at 11:29 PM
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #14
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:32pm
An actor getting pinned by tracked scenery could happen in any show.

Or any Tony Awards performance featuring Bret Michaels.

Hope the person gets better soon.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #15
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:37pm
My friend was ushering at tonight's performance and he said that the lift came up for "Freak Like Me" and an ensemble member's leg was stuck between the stage and the lift. He didn't know of another incident involving a crew member.

Sending love and light to that performer and wishing for a full and speedy recovery.

Updated On: 8/15/13 at 11:37 PM
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #16
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:40pm
Admittedly the show has been plagued with these accidents, but it seems like, as Cats said, this does not seem to be a danger specifically for Spiderman. Many shows have lifts, elevators, and trap doors. Better precaution needs to be taken across the board.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #17
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:42pm
The tweet says "stage worker" which is referencing the actor...who works on stage. There was one injury to a cast member.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #18
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:43pm
Shouldn't trap doors have some kind of safety feature that stops it from moving if it senses that something is in the way? I mean, if they can do that with automated garage doors they can do it with a trap door...
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #19
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:44pm
They should start listing all the injuries in the Playbill like A Chorus Line did.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #20
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:46pm
How are they going to tour the show when somebody gets hit upside the head or something with a prop or equipment almost every week on Broadway. Think about what kind of injuries will happen while touring, where space will be limited...
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #21
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:51pm
Here's hoping the injuries are less serious than first reports and that the healing is quick.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #22
Posted: 8/15/13 at 11:57pm
justincharacter -- most touring venues are actualy larger than Broadway houses. In addition, the flying design for a tour would HAVE to be choreographed differently as it must be designed to work for new environments. The only way to keep a flying design that occurs over the audience would be for an arena tour.
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #23
Posted: 8/16/13 at 12:06am
I'm referring to space in the wings and backstage. Remember when T.V. got hit upside the head with a prop hanging up in the wings?
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Spiderman Injury AGAIN. #24
Posted: 8/16/13 at 12:17am
Spider-Man hasn't has half the injuries incurred during Starlight Express. It's just the convenient whipping boy because so many resent the long preview period. I thought this fad was over a couple years ago.