'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report
'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report

Yet another performer has been injured on the set of the trouble-plagued Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Monday's night performance was stopped short after an unidentified performer -- either the actor playing the title character or his stunt double -- fell about eight to 10 feet during the final moments of the show, the New York Times reported. Some equipment also fell into the audience when the fall happened.

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"He fell several feet from a platform approximately seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show was stopped," a statement from the musical said. "All signs were good as he was taken to the hospital for observation."

A police spokesman confirmed that a male actor was injured at about 10:42 p.m. and taken to Bellevue Hospital Center.

One audience member told the Times that the accident happened during a scene when Spider-Man was rescuing his love interest, Mary Jane, while she dangled from a rope attached to a bridge. The witness said he saw the actor playing Spider-Man appear to trip and fall from the bridge into an open pit at the end of the stage.

"You heard screams," he said. "You heard a woman screaming and sobbing."

The actor is the fourth performer to be hurt working on the Julie Taymor-directed musical, which involves many complex aerial stunts.

The production has also been plagued with technical issues and, at $65 million and counting, is the most expensive Broadway show in history. On Friday, the production company confirmed news previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter that it was delaying Spider-Man's official opening night by four weeks to refine creative aspects of the show.

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