The Suit Must Go On: Broadway Musical Sued Over Injuries

February 18, 2011

Two theatergoers are suing a Broadway musical for millions after claiming they were injured during a performance of “Billy Elliot: The Musical.”

Two women from Missouri allege they were struck by a prop while sitting in the front row on Nov. 23, 2009. They were hospitalized and are now each seeking $2 million in damages in federal court in Manhattan.

The lawsuit accuses producers of “negligence and carelessness” for “hazardous and dangerous” props and choreography, failing to train employees of the show and for not warning patrons of the risks.

Producers had no immediate comment.

Safety on Broadway has been under the spotlight following injuries to actors in the Spider-Man musical and dancers at “Fela!”

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