Injured Theatergoers Sue Billy Elliot Musical

The Spider-Man crew can breathe a sigh of relief. It seems they're not the only Broadway folks putting people's lives and limbs at risk every time they raise the curtain. Two Kansas City natives are suing the producers of the Broadway musical Billy Elliot, claiming that, while watching the show from the front row, they were both hit by an errant prop and were subsequently hospitalized. They are each suing for $2 million, or roughly two Broadway tickets' worth. (Broadway shows are expensive!) The producers have not yet issued a statement about the lawsuit.

Maybe this news will take the heat off of Spider-Man for a little bit. And then maybe someone will get horribly mauled at The Lion King, or melted with water at Wicked, or abducted and raped by The Phantom of the Opera, and no one will pay negative attention to poor old Julie Taymor and family for months! Cross your fingers, guys.

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