A performer in the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was injured during Thursday evening's show, a spokesperson for the show said.
According to a spokesperson with the show, the performance was halted immediately after the injury occurred and the performer was transported to a local hospital for medical attention.
The show did not specify what injury the performer sustained, but fire officials say a victim was transported with serious leg trauma to Bellevue Hospital from the theater's location on West 43rd Street.
A witness told NY1 that the actor's leg got caught in some type of elevator.
According to a witness, firefighters rushed the stage and equipment was needed to remove the performer's leg.
"It was the beginning of the second act, and something happened with the stage where one of the actors, we think his leg, when the stage came up, it was crushed," said one witness. "So they stopped the play, they moved everyone out in the lobby, and then maybe after 15 minutes, they said that we had to leave, and they took him away in the ambulance."
"One of the guys was kind of arched backwards, and I thought he was having a spasm. Someone came on the stage, stopped everything. People ran up on the stage," said another witness. "His foot obviously got caught in one of the elevators. The floor lifts that bring him up to the stage, his leg was locked in there. They couldn't get it out."
According to a witness, people in the audience were told to go wait in the lobby, and the show was ultimately canceled.
The show has been plagued by stage mishaps and cast injuries in the past.
A stunt man ended up with a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae after falling 30 feet off the stage nearly three years ago.