Actor Nathan Lane was forced to perform with a broken finger at previews of the much-anticipated Broadway revival of THE ODD COUPLE, after accidentally slamming his digit into a door.

Lane, who teams again with The Producers co-star Matthew Broderick in the comedy, was left needing 14 stitches after the incident, and now has to wear a bandage.

He quips, "I'm not going to wear this in the show. Have you met my finger puppet Melvin? It's throbbing. And I mean that in the nicest possible way."

The show will open in New York City on 27 October (05).