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Mar. 31: Signature Theatre Screens Enter the Dragon in BRUCE LEE FILM SERIES Alongside David Henry Hwang’s KUNG FU

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On Monday, March 31, 2014, as part of the popular “Signature Cinema” series, Signature Theatre is screening Enter the Dragon at 7 p.m. as part of “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 by Sonya Tayeh, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature 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 www.signaturetheatre.org or calling Ticket Services at 212-244-7529. Subscribers should call Ticket Services for their exclusive discount code.

Signature’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, starring Cole Horibe, Phoebe Strole and Francis Jue, extends through April 6, 2014

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.

“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 www.signaturetheatre.org.

Signature Theatre is currently presenting the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s KUNG FU. The production is now playing in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), and has been extended through April 6. Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Signature’s Ticket Services department (212-244-7529) or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

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David Henry Hwang Articles:
Signature’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, starring Cole Horibe, Phoebe Strole and Francis Jue, extends through April 6, 2014
Photos: Backstage and Opening Night of Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu
Signature’s Production Photos of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, Opens February 24, 2014
Celebrating the Year of the Horse with David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu at Signature Theatre; Previews begin February 4, 2014
Feb. 4 – Mar. 16: Phoebe Strole, Jon Rua, Join Cole Horibe and More for Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu
Feb. 4 – Mar. 16: Cole Horibe, Francis Jue, Peter Kim and More Set for Signature’s
World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu

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Signature Theatre’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu Stars SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Cole Horibe as Bruce Lee
David Henry Hwang to Receive the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the 5th Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards on October 29, 2012
Signature Theatre’s Revival of David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and The Railroad Set for Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, May 9-12, 2013
Photos: David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and The Railroad Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Photos: Partying with the Cast of David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child; Extended Run Ends December 16, 2012
Photos: David Henry Hwang, Oskar Eustis, BD Wong, Brian d’Arcy James, Francis Jue, Jennifer Lim and Leigh Silverman at WNYC’s The Greene Space
Filmmaker Justin Lin Acquires Film Rights to David Henry Hwang’s Critically Acclaimed Broadway Comedy Chinglish
David Henry Hwang Set as Signature Theatre’s Residency One Playwright for the 2012-2013 Season
David Henry Hwang to Receive 2012 William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award
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Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2014 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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