Martial Arts Comedy, Jump, Falls Flat in NYC; Final Show Is June 12

News   Martial Arts Comedy, Jump, Falls Flat in NYC; Final Show Is June 12
 
Jump, the internationally renowned live-action martial-arts comedy created by Yegam, Inc. Productions, will end its Off-Broadway run prematurely June 12 at New World Stages. Following the evening show, it will have played 39 preview performances.

Gi-Heon Paek and Dong-Kyun Kim
Gi-Heon Paek and Dong-Kyun Kim Photo by Mun-Sung Yun

According to the producers, a healthy theatre season is to blame. "Due to an unprecedented number of shows playing on and Off-Broadway this season, Jump was not able to establish a strong enough presence to drive substantial ticket sales," a statement reads. "Jump will focus on its international productions…"

Currently, there are productions running in Seoul, Jeju Island, and there is an international tour scheduled for 2011-12 which will travel to Singapore, Japan and Colombia.

Presented by Show & Arts USA, LLC. and seen by over three million people worldwide, "this gravity-defying, internationally acclaimed show combines comedy, martial arts, acrobatics and butt-kicking, live-action shenanigans. It's the story of one, very unusual family and all the mishaps and misadventures that ensue."

Jump plays New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are $48-$65. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, (212) 239-6200. Visit jumptheshownyc.com.

Yeon Jeong Park, Dong-Kyun Kim, Ju-Hee Lee Myoung-Sub Kim, Sang Rok Seo and Seok-Hoon Gu
Yeon Jeong Park, Dong-Kyun Kim, Ju-Hee Lee Myoung-Sub Kim, Sang Rok Seo and Seok-Hoon Gu Photo by Mun-Sung Yun
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