The new show began performances Oct. 11 and opened Oct. 24 at the former home of De La Guarda, the Daryl Roth Theatre, The originally scheduled 18-week run through Feb. 17, 2008, has now been extended through June 29, production spokespersons confirmed to Playbill.com.
De La Guarda's Diqui James (co-founder/co-creator) and Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director) again "push the boundaries of theatrical creativity, motivation and innovation," according to a press statement. Fuerzabruta (Brute Force) "breaks free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention [where] both performers and audience are immersed in an environment that floods the senses, evoking pure visceral emotion in a place where individual imagination soars."
Featured performers include Hallie Bulleit, Freddy Bosche, Daniel Case, Michael Hollick, Joshua Kobak, Gwyneth Larsen, Tamara Levinson, Rose Mallare, Brooke Miyasaki, Jon Morris, Jason Novak, Marlyn Ortiz and Kepani Salgado-Ramos.
Among visuals to be expected: "A man runs full throttle through a series of moving walls, individuals race to connect from opposite sides of a whirling sail and performers frolic and interact in a watery world suspended just above the audience."
Fans who remember De La Guarda can plan to enjoy a similar, yet completely new experience as the action is set to "percussive beats, engaging melodies and hypnotic ambient music." Also returning from the original team are Alejandro Garcia (technical director) and Fabio Daquila (production supervisor),
Fuerzabruta first played in Buenos Aires in 2005 and has also performed in Lisbon, London, Buenos Aires, Bogota and is slated to be part of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with runs in Berlin and Hamburg to follow.
Concert Productions International (CPI), Ozono Productions and David Binder Productions produce the New York run.
American Express cardholders now have access to the new block of tickets, which will go on public sale Nov. 22.
Tickets to Fuerzabruta (Brute Force) 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 $25 (cash-only) rush tickets will be made available two hours prior to curtain. For more information visit fuerzabrutanyc.com.