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Actor injured in Broadway's 'Spider-Man' is Minnesota native


The actor injured Thursday night in the Broadway musical "Spider-Man Turn off the Dark" has Minnesota ties, The Associated Press reports.

Daniel Curry was born in Duluth and raised in Minneapolis, according to a 2011 Star Tribune profile. His mother moved the family from Minneapolis to the New York City borough of Queens in 2004, so her son could attend LaGuardia High School -- the school made famous by the movie "Fame."

Curry's foot was caught in one of the mechanical stage lifts during Thursday night's show, The AP reports. The New York Fire Department said in a report that Curry was taken to Bellvue Hospital in serious condition. The show was shut down immediately after the mishap.

"Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" is Curry's debut show on Broadway. He is one of nine actors who play the costumed Spider-Man during each performance, who leap into the audience and swing over the orchestra.

The production released a statement to Playbill on Friday with a status update on Curry and the show's return.

"Following last night's accident at 'Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark,' Daniel Curry remains in the hospital in stable condition having sustained an injury to his foot," show spokesperson Rick Miramontez said in the statement. "Tonight'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."

Actors' Equity also issued a statement about the accident.

"Actors' Equity Association is deeply concerned about the Equity member who was injured in the Thursday evening performance of 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' and has initiated an investigation into the situation, working closely with its members and the representatives of the production," the union said in a statement.

In addition to "Spider-Man Turn off the Dark," Curry has appeared in an episode of “Smash” and toured with the Michael Jackson tribute tour called “Man In The Mirror."

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