Theatregoers beware of dangerous choreography

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

Next time you go to the theatre, make sure you don't have the best seats in the house. It appears that going to the theatre can be a very dangerous exercise.As reported by the New York Post, two…

Next time you go to the theatre, make sure you don't have the best seats in the house. It appears that going to the theatre can be a very dangerous exercise.

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As reported by the New York Post, two theatregoers have filed a whopping $4 million lawsuit for injuries they suffered while watching the seemingly safe musical, Billy Elliot.

According to the Manhattan federal lawsuit, audience members should have been given some warning as to the dangers of the choreography.

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Elaine Rosen and Cynthia Noblit were sitting in the front row of the Imperial Theatre when they were hit right in the face by a flying prop after a dancer lost control and let it slip from their hands. Neither of the women lost consciousness but both were rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

According to their lawyer, Rosen, 54, suffered a deep gash that needed stitches, leaving a permanent scar on her face while Noblit, 60, was diagnosed with concussion.

The two women are suing the show's producers, Billy Broadway and NBC Universal, for negligence for the arrangement of a "hazardous and dangerous choreography" and "failing to give...any notice or warning" to the audience.

The lawsuit follows a number of injuries suffered by performers during the previews of the $65 million musical Spiderman: Turn off the dark.

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