Off Broadway

It’s Christmas again. And what happens on Christmas in NYC? Right, the city is getting crammed by lots of Tourists. Mostly Europeans. And what is a typical European going to see once in a boozy Christmas mood? Yep, a Musical. Basically some performance of the Lions King, or the thing with the Phantom. You know. The one featuring an unknown black masked guy. Some very fast forward fellows probably will try to get tickets for the brand new Spiderman Show. A performance which is under hot discussion lately because of its budget deficit and the complicated rehearsals with injured stuntmen. But it’s on now. And the financiers are save since they could get some bankable stars such as Bono of U2, who functions as composer and Julie Taymor, who is directing the entire spider magic. It guarantees surely a mainstream performance. And if you are supposed to belong to the mainstream please feel free to blow your money for one of the mentioned shows.

But if you are the kind of guy who likes to visit more off beat places you should definitely give this show a shot. It’s called Fuerza Bruta and comes originally from South America. It’s a fantastic show that incorporates the audience as well. It’s a mixture of club and theatre experience combined with improvisational acts. The show is certainly nothing to lean back and enjoy the made up Christmas mood. It’s more like carnival in Brazil without being there rather being in a dark basement somewhere close to Union Square. For only $75 it’s even less expensive than watching a guy who claims to be a spider. Actually this reminds me even more of carnival. The kind that takes place in Cologne, Germany.


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