The world premiere of David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu begins performances at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center February 4. Starring Cole Horibe as Bruce Lee, the show will play a limited engagement through March 30 at the Irene Diamond Stage. Opening night is set for Febuary 24.
Directed by Leigh Silverman, Kung Fu tells the story of international icon Bruce Lee’s journey from troubled Hong Kong youth to martial arts legend. The new play blends dance, Chinese opera, martial arts and drama into a new theatrical form. The production follows Lee in America as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father and a man.
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.