One of the actors playing Spider-Man in the trouble-prone Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' was injured during a performance Monday night when a rope he was tethered to snapped, causing him to fall a reported 30 feet into the orchestra pit.

A police spokesman confirmed that a male actor was injured at about 10:42 p.m. and taken to Bellevue Hospital Center where his condition is unknown. A Washington Post source in the cast says the injured performer was Christopher Tierney and the hospital has confirmed that a patient with that name has been admitted.

Natalie Mendoza, an actress who suffered a concussion during an earlier performance, asked fans in a Twitter message to keep the actor in their prayers. "Please pray with me for my friend Chris, my superhero who quietly inspires me everyday with his spirit. A light in my heart went dim tonight."