Drumstuck to close on 12 Nov 2006
Drumstruck, the world's first interactive drum-theatre experience, is to end its 18 month run off-Broadway at New World Stages / Stage 2 on 12 Nov 2006. The show, which began previews on the 12 May 2005 and opened on 16 Jun 2006, had been booking to 30 Dec 2006.
Drumstruckï¿½arrived off-Broadway direct from sold-out engagements in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sydney, Australia.ï¿½ï¿½The show provides a 2-foot-tall drum on every seat - and the entire audience gets the chance to make music together.
Drumstruck is the brainchild of drum enthusiast Warren Lieberman, who started the phenomenon in 1997 by inviting strangers into his Lieberman Drum Cafe in Johannesburg to join him in beating a drum. The fascination took hold and soon he couldn't contain the crowds. Lieberman's Drum Cafe has provided 25,000 drums for a drum circle at a South African rugby match, and audience members have included Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth and President George W. Bush.
Drumstruck, directed by David Warren, features 11 South and West African percussionists: Nicholas 'Africa' Djanie, Ayanda, Sebone 'Dzwanyudzwanyu' Rangata, Enock Bafana Mahlangu, Tiny Modise, Richard Carter, Nomvula Gerashe, Themba Kubheka, Ronald Thabo Medupe, Molutsi Mogami and Molebeledi 'Sponch' Mogapi.
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