Signature Theatre to Host BRUCE LEE FILM SERIES Alongside KUNG FU
As part of the popular "Signature Cinema" series, Signature Theatre will present "The Bruce Lee Film Series" in conjunction with the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang's new play KUNG FU, directed by Leigh Silverman with choreography bySonya Tayeh. Signature will screen Enter the Dragon on Tuesday, February 25th and the documentary I Am Bruce Lee onMonday, March 24. Both screenings will start at 7pm and take place in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing SquareSignature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets are now on sale and are $8 for Signature subscribers and $13 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting signaturetheatre.org or calling Ticket Services at 212-244-7529. Subscribers should call Ticket Services for their exclusive discount code. An additional film will be announced shortly, and will be shown on March 31.
Acclaimed as the first Chinese martial arts movie ever produced by a major Hollywood studio and one of the most beloved Kung Fu films of all time, Enter the Dragon catapulted Bruce Lee to international superstardom. Shot in 1973 and released six days after Lee's untimely death, Enter the Dragon follows Lee as a martial arts expert turned undercover operative who is tasked with infiltrating a dangerous drug operation that is cloaked as a martial arts competition. Fast-paced and action-packed, Enter the Dragon iconically captures Bruce Lee as the martial arts phenomenon we celebrate today. The film is directed by Robert Clouse and features a screenplay by Michael Allin.
Enter the Dragon will be introduced by veteran movie and television producer and martial arts practitioner Warrington Hudlin.
Winner of 3 Leo Awards, I Am Bruce Lee is a compelling documentary covering Bruce's life, his enormous impact, and his ever-expanding legacy. I Am Bruce Lee features interviews with people who knew Lee intimately, including a broad array of international icons from the entertainment and athletic fields - people whose lives, careers and belief systems have been forever altered by the legend UFC President Dana White calls the "Father of Mixed Martial Arts".
"Signature Cinema" showcases films written by Signature's Playwrights-in-Residence and films that explore the "world of the play" that is currently in production. Signature Cinema is one of many supplemental programs and events at The Pershing Square Signature Center. For more information, visit signaturetheatre.org.
Signature Theatre is pleased to present the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang's KUNG FU. The production is now playing and officially opens on February 24, 2014 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center(480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Limited $25 subsidized tickets remain for the production's initial run through March 16. Tickets during the extension weeks through the final performance on March 30 are $75 each.