The production, which was created by SevenSense and features a cast of ten, officially opened Sept. 23 and was scheduled to run through Oct. 12. The show's producers, Show and Arts Inc, announced Oct. 6 that the high-energy dance show will now run through Nov. 30 "due to popular demand."
Break Out, according to press notes, is a "mostly nonverbal dance comedy [that] tells the tale of a night-in-the-life of a group of desperate prisoners whose nightmare existence changes beyond belief when an ancient and sacred text mysteriously drops into the prison. This mysterious arrival inspires the inmates to plan a daring escape into the outside world, where they are able to enjoy a brief, and hilarious, moment of freedom."
The cast comprises Dae-Hyeok Lim, Won-Jun Song, Jong-Wook Jeong, Chul-Hee Han, Yong-Nam Song, Jae-Hong Park, Seong-June Park, Ji-Hee Jang, Jin-Hee Kim and Yoon-Hui Choi.
The design team includes Se-Jin Han (visual arts design), Tae-Young Kim (set design), Yun-Young Koo (lighting design), Yo-Chan Kim (sound design), Hee-Ju Kim (costume design), Mi-Suk Kim (make-up design) and Hee-Jung Lim (props design) with original music penned by Sang-Ku Kang and Wook-Hyun Lee.
Break Out premiered in Seoul in April 2007 and has subsequently played London and the Edinburgh Fringe, among other international destinations. Show times are Tuesday-Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 7 and 10 PM, Saturday at 3 and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced $35-$59, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The Union Square Theatre is located in Manhattan at 100 East 17th Street.
The Korean martial arts spectacle Jump ended its run at the Union Square Theatre July 20.