Long-Running, Immersive Spectacle Fuerza Bruta Will Close in January
By Adam Hetrick
The adrenaline-fueled Off-Broadway spectacle Fuerza Bruta, which immerses audiences in a fast-paced series of arresting images and techno music, will end its six-year New York run Jan. 5, 2014, at the Daryl Roth Theatre.
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.
Last fall producers announced that Fuerza Bruta would end its run Nov. 10, 2012. Ticket demand prompted the production to continue its life for an additional year.
"New York City has blessed us these past six years. We're very thankful for the love and support that we have received and we look forward to the next chapter of Fuerza Bruta," producer Stephen Shaw said in a statement.
Fuerza Bruta premiered in Buenos Aires in 2005. Since its New York debut, Fuerza Bruta has played over 1,400 performances Off-Broadway. 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.
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."
S2BN Entertainment, Stephen Howard and Stephen Shaw produce the New York run.
Tickets to Fuerza Bruta 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 are available two hours prior to curtain.
For more information visit fuerzabrutanyc.com.
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