Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark injuries continue: First, Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne, was hit on the head by a rope at the first preview and suffered a concussion that put her out for about a week. Not too long after that, Kevin Aubin, an aerialist, broke both his wrists in November during a presentation, and then, in a separate incident, while rehearsing the show, another actor broke his foot.
Following the news about the musical being delayed yet again, there are a plethora of news reports are coming in about yet another accident, this time involving a major scene. It happened during the middle of second act when a cable was reported as to have snapped. The as-yet unidentified actor fell into the pit in front of the stage, which is about twenty feet down. Reports from the scene claim audience members heard screaming, followed by a shout for someone to call 911. The show was eventually canceled.
BroadwayWorld spoke to an eyewitness about the accident. “The person taken away was the person playing Spider-Man at the time. He tried to get up and stagehands told him not to move.” The witness went on to saying, “I was in the audience and I’m an NY EMT. Although I am not involved with the care of the patient they didn’t use a back-board and collar so they don’t suspect spinal injury.”
The show’s producers were not immediately available for comment.