Signature Theatre has announced the third one-week extension for the off-Broadway world premiere of David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu, directed by Leigh Silverman. The production will now run through April 6 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Featuring choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu is a portrait of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee. The show, which blends dance, Chinese opera, martial arts, and drama, follows Lee (So You Think You Can Dance's Cole Horibe) in America as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, and a father.
In addition to Horibe, the cast of Kung Fu features Phoebe Strole, Jon Rua, Emmanuel Brown, Clifton Duncan, Bradley Fong, Francis Jue, Peter Kim, Ari Loeb, Reed Luplau, Kristen Faith Oei, and Christopher Vo. The creative team includes David Zinn (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Darron L. West (sound design), Darrel Maloney (projection design), Du Yun (original music), Emmanuel Brown (fight direction), Jamie Guan (Chinese opera movement specialist), Deborah Hecht (vocal and dialect coach), and Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (cultural consultants).