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Chinese production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" set for stage in August

A Chinese production of William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" will be shown at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from Aug. 9 to 15.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 10:02:47

WWE Live to return to Shanghai in September

The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) will return to China for a third year with its Live show in Shanghai on September 1, according to a press from the show's promoter AEG Presents.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 18:08:40

Classic play 'The Moon Grass' comes children's theater in Beijing

The classic Chinese children's drama The Moon Grass kicked off at the China National Theatre for Children in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 17:43:40

Chinese Dance Performance Season to kick off in Kunming, Yunnan Province on Wednesday

The 12th Chinese Dance Performance Season will run from Wednesday to July 21 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 17:53:40

Chinese version of musical 'Mamma Mia!' to tour Beijing and Guangzhou this winter

The producers of the Chinese version of the worldwide famous musical Mamma Mia! announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday that the production will be touring the capital city and South China's Guangdong Province in November.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 18:33:39

Chinese musical 'Our Love Story' big hit after returning to Beijing

One year after its Beijing debut, Chinese musical Our Love Story made a triumphant return to the capital as it played to sold-out crowds at the Poly Theater Thursday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 17:38:39

Stage drama 'Love Letter' depicts 40-year romance

A new drama featuring actress Zhou Tao and actor Sun Qiang plans to bring the changes that Chinese people have lived through over the past 40 years of China's reform and opening-up to the Poly Theater in Beijing from August 16 to 19.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:28:39

'New Live Screening Series' to bring 57 theater, opera and ballet productions to Chinese cinemas

While traveling thousands of kilometers just to see a stage play in London is an impossibility for most people in China, theater live screening may be a possible solution for lovers of theater in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 17:08:40

Japanese Internet celebrity Piko-Taro reveals newborn daughter

Famous Japanese comedian Piko-Taro announced on Sunday - Father's Day - that he had become a father by posting a picture of himself on Twitter holding his newborn daughter with the caption: "My daughter gave me the most wonderful present in the world."
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:03:40

Palace Museum in Beijing celebrates Cultural Heritage Day with Hui Opera performance

To celebrate China's Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, the museum invited a popular Hui Opera troupe to perform at the Forbidden City's Changyin Ge (Belvedere of Pleasant Sounds).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:53:40

Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York's Broadway late Sunday, sweeping the board with 10 Tony Awards, the highest honors in US theater.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 18:13:40

Dancer Akram Khan returns to roots

Britain's best-known choreographer Akram Khan has drawn on his roots for the final solo dance performance of his career, with a show that pays tribute to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 15:33:39

11th Beijing Dance Festival to bring overseas modern dance programs to the capital

One of the country's biggest and most influential annual modern dance events, the 11th Beijing Dance Festival, is set to come to the capital from July 19 to 31, the event's organizers announced at a press conference held in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 17:43:40

Anti-corruption drama to be staged at Meilanfang Theater

An anti-corruption play about Yu Haihe, a model example of a government official, will be staged on Friday and Saturday nights at Beijing's Meilanfang Theater as part of the ongoing Grassroots Troupes Performing Season.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 17:43:40

Australian play closed in Beijing, allegedly for sexual, violent content

The performance next week of a play by one of Australia's best-known playwrights at a Beijing theater festival has been called off, and organizers told the Global Times on Wednesday that the reason was its sexual language and violent content.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 16:48:39

Famous Broadway musical set to tour Chinese mainland this summer

"You missed out on the best part of me. The part that made me who I am today," sang Jos N. Banks as the drag queen "Lola" at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Friday. Dressed in a glittering red skirt and matching boots, Lola is one of the main characters in the famous Broadway Musical Kinky Boots.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 18:08:39

Children's play performance season to bring the fun to stages in Beijing this summer

A performance season for children's plays will bring 25 stage shows to 16 theaters throughout Beijing until August 31, the season's organizers announced in a press release on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 17:43:39

Folk Dance Gala of SCO Member States Arts Festival kicks off in Beijing

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched a gala featuring the folk dances of SCO member states at the Beijing Dance Academy on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:53:39