Fuerza Bruta Extends New York Run Into February
By Adam Hetrick
New Yorkers are having a hard time saying goodbye to Fuerza Bruta, the visually-arresting spectacle that first was announced to end its five-year run on Nov. 10 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. It was first extended to Jan. 6, 2013, and producers just announced that the interactive production will continue into February.
"We knew it was going to be tough to close our doors in NYC, but after continuing to receive such a remarkable outpouring of love and support from our fans in NYC and in other parts of the country and world; we knew we had to stay open longer in 2013 – especially for the people who have helped to make our show the great success that it is," said executive producer Stephen Shaw in a statement. "The New York production of Fuerza Bruta is truly unlike any other seen across the world and our fans and audiences recognize this addictive energy. It's an amazing feeling."
De La Guarda's Diqui James (co-founder/co-creator) and Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director) created Fuerza Bruta, which began performances Oct. 11, 2007, and opened Oct. 24 at the former home of De La Guarda.
Fuerza Bruta first played in Buenos Aires in 2005. The production has also been seen in 20 cities worldwide, including Cordoba, Sao Paulo, Rosario, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Queretaro, Antwerp, Bilbao, Knokke Heist, Madrid, Berlin, Tel Aviv and many others. An Asian tour launched in Manila in February 2012, with plans to spend the year playing the major East Asian cities. It will tour China in 2013.
According to producers, "Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, Fuerza Bruta is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. At show time, audiences are ushered onto the main stage where they are engulfed in a 360 degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience that must be seen to be believed - a man running full throttle on a giant treadmill, bursting through a series of moving walls; performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar; and gorgeous women twisting ethereally in a lucite pool above the audience."
The current cast includes Alvaro Colom, Dusty Giamanco, Christina Glur, Khadija Griffith, Holly Shunkey, Kaiti Pasualotto "Dangerkat", Ben Hobbs, Michele Jongeneel, Liam Lane, Tamara Levinson, Jessica Osborne, Darrio Vacarro, John Hartzell, Angelica Kushi and Brooke Miyasaki.
S2BN Entertainment, Stephen Howard and Stephen Shaw produce the New York run.
Tickets to Fuerza Bruta: Look Up at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square East (at 15th Street), can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office. A limited number of $30 (cash-only) rush tickets will be made available two hours prior to curtain.
For more information visit fuerzabrutanyc.com.
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