Dancer Daniel Curry was in stable condition after an accident during the performance of the injury-plagued "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark."
The Thursday performance of the technically elaborate Broadway musical was stopped when Curry's foot was caught in one of the mechanical stage lifts shortly after 9 p.m., Playbill.com reported. The performance was canceled, and Curry was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, according to a FDNY report.
Today, the "Spider-Man" production team issued a statement, "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. 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."
In 2010, while "Spider-Man" was still in a prolonged stage of previews, cast member Christopher Tierney was injured when he fell from a raised platform into a pit in the stage of the Foxwoods Theatre. Several other actors endured injuries during the lengthy preview period.
August Schellenberg, 77, who played a boy's Native American mentor in the movie "Free Willy," has died Thursday in Texas after a long battle with cancer, according to TMZ. Schellenberg died peacefully surrounded by his family, the site reported. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Chief Sitting Bull in "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and appeared in all three "Free Willy" movies, plus the 2005 film "The New World."
Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, who played Eric Forman's older sister on "That '70s Show," died Wednesday night in a California rehabilitation facility, TMZ said. The site said she passed away in her sleep and quoted Kelly's agent who tells as saying the actress had just voluntarily checked herself in for treatment for an alcohol problem this past week.
Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. have launched legal action against the family of the late Marvin Gaye after the Motown singer's relatives accused the trio of copying his work on their summer hit "Blurred Lines,"
The Toronto Sun said Gaye family members and bosses at Bridgeport Music, who own the rights to George Clinton's band Funkadelic's compositions, claim that "Blurred Lines" bears striking similarities to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways."
Thicke, Williams and T.I. (Clifford Harris Jr.) countered by filing documents at at California Federal Court to protect their song, insisting that they have not broken any copyright but were simply evoking the funk era with the track. The Gayes and executives at Bridgeport Music are said to be threatening litigation should the trio not pay a monetary settlement, but rather than wait for a lawsuit to proceed, the plaintiffs are going to court to determine the parties' respective rights and obligations.
According The Hollywood Reporter, the trio state that they "have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, (but) reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims."
First Published August 16, 2013 6:15 PM