The Spider-Man Chronicles II: A Guide to Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Final Year of Broadway Drama

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30 Dec 2013

Justin Mathew Sargent
AUGUST 15: The show is beset by yet another actor injury. The Aug. 15 performance was halted after a cast member was injured during a performance of the elaborate musical. Ambulances were seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre shortly after 9 PM. The FDNY reported that the actor was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, and that the individual's leg was pinned beneath backstage machinery. The actor is later identified as Daniel Curry. The musical resumes performances Aug. 16.

SEPTEMBER 15: Producers announce at the Sept. 15 curtain call that Justin Matthew Sargent, who recently joined the company as the Peter Parker/Spider-Man Alternate, graduates to the production's full-time superhero, succeeding original star Reeve Carney. Sargent will play evening performances at the Foxwoods Theatre beginning Sept. 16. Carney played his final performance Sept. 15 in order to begin shooting the new HBO series "Penny Dreadful." Two open casting calls, in Los Angeles and New York, had been held to find Carney's replacement.

SEPTEMBER 18: Daniel Curry, the actor who sustained an onstage injury at the Aug. 15 performance of Spider-Man files court papers to ensure that the lift, which played a part in the accident, is not altered until it is examined. During the show's second act, Curry fell off the lift, and the stage closed in on his right ankle. The New York Times reports that, according to the Sept. 16 court papers, Curry "sustained fractured legs and a fractured foot, and has had surgeries and amputations as a result." The actor remains at Bellevue Hospital, where he was taken immediately after the incident.

OCTOBER 21: A concert and auction to benefit Daniel Curry is held in Manhattan at The Nuyroican Poets Cafe. Hosted by Robert Cuccioli and Christina DeCicco, the fundraiser features performers (and auction items) from Kinky Boots, Pippin and The Metropolitan Opera.

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