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Injured 'Spider-Man' actor in stable condition

Posters for the Broadway musical

Posters for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man Turn: Off the Dark" hang outside the Foxwoods Theatre in New York. (Dec. 22, 2010) Credit: AP

The costumed actor injured Thursday night during a performance of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" remained hospitalized Friday.

"Daniel Curry remains in the hospital in stable condition, having sustained an injury to his foot," the hit show's spokesman, Rick Miramontez, said in a statement to Newsday. "Friday'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. Our thoughts are with Daniel and his family."

The performer -- one of the show's nine costumed Spider-Man dancer-acrobats in a highly technical production involving much aerial wirework -- "was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition," an NYPD spokesman told Newsday.

Curry, a LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts graduate in his 20s, was hurt at the beginning of the second act when his foot appeared to become caught in one of the "elevators," the automated lifts that rise and drop to create openings in the stage, audience members said in news reports.

The performance at the Foxwoods Theater was canceled as crew members brought out a privacy curtain and worked to free Curry. Firefighters also arrived at the scene.

Ticketmaster told audience members that those who purchased tickets through that service would receive a refund, WABC/7 said.


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