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Usher will star in off-Broadway play for a day

April 20, 2012|By Jamie Wetherbe
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Usher is making an onstage cameo -- this time off-Broadway.

The Grammy winner will join the cast of "Fuerza Bruta: Look Up" for two performances on April 28 at New York's Daryl Roth Theatre. Usher will portray the lead role, "Running Man.”

"Fuerza Bruta," which means "brute force" in Spanish, is a non-verbal show high on visual effects, acrobatics and dance with women in suspended pools and men running on giant treadmills. Interactive staging has the audience standing and participating in the production.

Tickets for Usher's shows are $150; a limited number of VIP tickets cost $200 and include an Usher-autographed program and a digital download of "Looking For Myself," the singer's seventh album to be released June 12.

The R&B star has some prior acting credits, including on the stage: In 2006 he spent six weeks on Broadway playing legal eagle Billy Flynn in "Chicago." Usher will return to the silver screen in the Sugar Ray Leonard biopic, "Hands of Stone," playing the boxing great alongside Robert De Niro. It's scheduled to be released next year.

"Fuerza Bruta" started performances in 2007 and has played in Madrid, Berlin and Tel Aviv before launching an Asian tour in February.

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