Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers From On-Stage August Injury

spider-man turn off the dark 2
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
was a Broadway show that was plagued with cast injuries throughout its run. Now a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Daniel Curry who was seriously injured onstage in August.

The filing accuses the producers, engineering consultants and others involved in the design and operation of a mechanical lift of negligence. According to the 27-page complaint, the actor is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the injuries caused to his foot on Aug. 15.

The New York Times reported that Curry’s leg appeared to be pinned in a trap door. The audience could even hear the Broadway actor screaming when it happened. The producers have maintained that it was human error that caused the accident. However, the lawsuit indicates that there were no safeguards in place even though the Spider-Man cast was aware that it was a dangerous piece of equipment.

Curry stated in the lawsuit that he has “serious and protracted permanent injuries” and that he has undergone “surgeries and amputations.” His lawyer, Elias N. Fillas, told the publication that his client was continuing with his medical care as an outpatient along with physical therapy. Curry’s performing career is effectively over due to the injury as well.

The show, which recently closed in January, ran for three years and had the most expensive Broadway budget at a cost of $75 million. Several other injuries were logged during the show’s run and there is a $6 million lawsuit that was filed against an equipment manager for a previous incident in the show.

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

Watch: Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver and Virginia Kull on ‘Gracepoint’ and Strong Female Roles on TV
The actresses also speak candidly about how they feel about their characters in the series and why its important for TV to feature series with strong female leads.Check out the conversation above!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/watch-cristin-milioti-talks-a-to.jpg
Watch: Cristin Milioti Talks ‘A to Z’, ‘Once’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Few actresses have the kind of rise as Cristin Milioti has had in the last few years. A virtual unknown in 2011, she became a bona fide Broadway star in the 2012 hit Once, appeared in a supporting role in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and was featured as the titular mother […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/watch-bryan-cranstons-acting-adv.jpg
Watch: Bryan Cranston’s Acting Advice
With Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Barrel being released on Blu-ray with all kinds of goodies today, it gives us yet another opportunity to reflect on the series’ star Bryan Cranston and all of the incredible advice he has offered actors in the wake of his success. In a video he filmed in 2013 for […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/alex-sharp-curious-incident-of-the-dog.jpg
Alex Sharp Talks About His Broadway Debut in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ (video)
Alex Sharp went from working in a call-center and renovating houses to going to Julliard. And now, he’s starring in one of the most talked about shows of the season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Check out this great, inspiring video!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Its-only-a-play.jpg
Watch a Scene From Terrance McNally’s, ‘It’s Only a Play’, Featuring Nathan Lane and Micah Stock
Here’s a quick scene from Terrance McNally‘s It’s Only a Play, currently on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater. In this scene, Nathan Lane and Micah Stock meet for the first time. The show, about the opening night of a new play, also stars Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally.