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    With the addition of a second extension, FUERZA BRUTA has broken the house record for the longest-running show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This will be the final extension as the show is scheduled to open in Mexico in September and must close in Miami on August 9.

    To celebrate the success of the run, a special FUERZA BRUTA Party Pack promotion is being offered.  The package includes a $40 discount on four tickets plus four sets of special, Fuerza Bruta merchandise valued at $128. Details are available at www.fuerzabrutamiami.com.

    “We are thrilled to extend our run and have Fuerza Bruta break the house record at the Adrienne Arsht Center,” said Michael Cohl Chairman of S2BN Entertainment, the Miami-based entertainment company that is producing the show. “There has been an incredible response.”

    “The buzz surrounding Fuerza Bruta is infectious,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Miami has embraced this exhilarating production with tremendous fervor, making it one of the highest-grossing shows in the Center’s three-year history. Thanks to our partnership with S2BN Entertainment and Ozono Productions, more than 25,000 people will have enjoyed the thrill of Fuerza Bruta for the first time!.”

    Before coming to Miami, FUERZA BRUTA’s touring company played major cities worldwide including New York, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, London, Cordoba, Bogota, Edinburgh, Berlin, Mexico, and Sao Paulo to high critical acclaim. Fuerza Bruta also has a company in New York that is currently performing their second blockbuster year.

    Free from the confines of spoken language and conventional theater, FUERZA BRUTA has become the “go-to” theatrical experience for edgy non-stop entertainment.

    Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and 10 p.m.  Single ticket prices are $63.75 and $73.75 including a $3.75 facility fee.

    Tickets can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org. Groups of 15 or more, please contact 786.468.2326.

    For more information and video clips please visit www.fuerzabruta.net.

    FUERZA BRUTA is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. This heart-pounding theatrical experience takes place completely on the Lynn Wolfson stage and begins the moment audiences walk in through the Center’s loading dock (dubbed the “Media Dock”) into the G-Lounge – a hip urban space, alive with heart-pounding club music directed by Miami’s best DJs, multimedia art installations created by local artists, and a signature Barton G. food and beverage experience.

    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.  Argentinean creative genius Diqui James, one of the creators of the smash hit show De La Guarda, created original scenes and magnificent customized staging exclusively for the Miami engagement.

    As the performance winds down, the visual and aural party continues in the G-Lounge. The pre- and post-party lounge is open to the general public.

    FUERZA BRUTA premiered in Buenos Aires in 2005 and has been seen in Lisbon (2006), London (2006), Buenos Aires (2006), Bogota (2007) and at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2007), where it earned critical praise and was honored with the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel award for “the biggest and best show on the Fringe – the must see event of 2007” (The Herald). In October 2007, FUERZA BRUTA debuted at New York City’s Daryl Roth Theatre where De La Guarda had played a smashing six-year off-Broadway run. The New York engagement has attracted unprecedented national media attention and quickly extended its run due to overwhelming demand.

    Celebrity followers of James’ De La Guarda included Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Sting, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford, Tyra Banks, Robert DeNiro, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sandra Bullock, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore and Drew Barrymore among others.

    Celebrities who have visited the NYC or Miami production of Fuerza Bruta include, Lil Wayne, Jessica Alba, Fergie, Beyonce, Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, John Legend, Tyra Banks, Shakira, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Serena Williams.

    FUERZA BRUTA was created by Diqui James (De La Guarda Co-founder/Co-creator); Gaby Kerpel (De La Guarda Composer/Musical Director); Alejandro Garcia (De La Guarda Technical Director) and Fabio Daquila (De La Guarda Production Supervisor).

    For more information, photos, music, video clips, media reviews and more please visit www.fuerzabruta.net.

    FUERZA BRUTA is presented in Miami by the Adrienne Arsht Center, S2BN Entertainment and Ozono Productions. The Miami production is sponsored in part by the Opera Suites and Marina. The Miami New Times is the official media sponsor of the Miami production.

    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Education & Outreach is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from private and corporate contributions to the Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami Inc. through its Visionary Society Membership Program and Major Gifts Program; City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency; American Express Company; Arison Arts Foundation; Dade Community Foundation; ExxonMobil Inter-America Inc.; Funding Arts Network; Southern Arts Federation; The MAP-Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


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    About Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, comprised of an $150 million private capital campaign conducted by the Performing Arts Center Foundation and public funding drawn primarily from the County’s Convention Development Tax revenues, as well as the City of Miami Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency. Greatly enhancing the artistic and educational opportunities in South Florida, the Adrienne Arsht Center will have significant and long-term economic benefits for the city and the region.

    The Adrienne Arsht Center, designed by the world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, includes the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat Knight Concert Hall, a 200-seat black box Carnival Studio Theater, the Peacock Education Center, a restored Art Deco Tower, and the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts, which unites the Center buildings across Biscayne Boulevard, providing a magnificent setting for outdoor entertainment and informal gatherings. The key members of the design team include theater planning and design consultant Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. and acoustician Russell Johnson of ARTEC, Inc., both of whom worked of the project since its inception.