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NY's Broadway grosses record $1.45b ticket sales

New York's famed Broadway grossed its highest seasonal earnings on record, yielding $1.45 billion for the 2016-17 season with its second-best attendance on record, a trade association announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 16:28:39

Spain's Royal Theater to broadcast productions in China

The Teatro Real (or Royal Theater) in Spanish capital Madrid will broadcast its productions in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 8:31:36

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet brings ‘White-Haired Girl’ back to Chinese mainland

During their 15th visit to China last week, the husband-and-wife heads of Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company, Tetsutaro Shimizu and Yoko Morishita, became red-eyed at the mere mention of Beijing's Great Hall of the People, the place where the troupe were to perform the ballet White-Haired Girl, their best-known work in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:33:39

‘Uncle Vanya’ to kick off Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre’s Beijing performance season

The Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre will stage nine dramas including Noises Off, Doubt: A Parable, Uncle Vanya and Chen Tingjing for its upcoming performance season in Beijing from August to October, the center announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 17:23:39

Experimental Peking Opera 'Faust' starts tour in Germany

Experimental Peking Opera Faust kicked off its premiere tour of Germany on Monday evening in the country's western city of Wiesbaden.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 18:23:39

‘Tsangyang Gyatso’ depicts sixth Dalai Lama’s struggles between divinity and humanity

Against the dark blue background that represented nighttime at the Potala Palace, a single red-cloaked dancer twists his body to imitate a bird fluttering its wings as a man's voice sings, "Pure, white crane, please lend me your wings…"
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 16:33:39

Tony Award nominations honor best of New York Broadway

A musical inspired by Russian novel War and Peace scooped 12 Tony Award nominations in New York on Tuesday, with 10 for Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler five decades after her Broadway debut.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/3 15:53:39

Opera troupe tours rural China defending traditional culture

For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/2 18:08:39

New York turns Iraq war into musical

The Iraq war may not sound like musical comedy, but an Off-Broadway revival is spinning intelligence failures and tragedy into a farce that offers potent messages for Donald Trump's America.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/1 16:13:39

Dance drama ‘Tsangyang Gyatso’ returns to Beijing

After touring the country, dance drama Tsangyang Gyatso is set to return to Beijing's Mingzu Theater on Thursday night, Ding Wei, president and director of the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble, announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 15:48:40

Puppet show for adults – ‘Papa’s Time Machine’ makes Beijing debut

Papa's Time Machine, the steampunk-style puppet show that grabbed attention at 2016's China Shanghai International Arts Festival, made its Beijing debut on Sunday as part of the 17th Meet in Beijing Art Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:43:39

China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble releases plans for Spring Performance Season

The China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble, one of China’s most prestigious performing troupes for ethnic minority art, announced the program for its upcoming Spring Performance Season on Sunday, also the ensemble’s Open Day in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:23:39

Exploring the depths of expression with Hong Kong modern dance pioneer Willy Tsao

Having paid witness to the development of modern dance in both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland since the 1970s, Hong Kong choreographer Will Tsao is one of the art form's most influential figures in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 18:23:39

Southbank Centre to bring Women of The World Festival to Beijing in September

The British Southbank Centre will partner with the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center to introduce its Women of The World Festival (WOW) to the Chinese mainland for the first time ever this September, said Jude Kelly, WOW’s founder and the Southbank Centre’s artistic director, at a press conference in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:38:39

J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ triumphs with magical nine-win sweep at Britain’s Olivier Awards

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling's fantastical world of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain's big night for theater.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/10 17:23:39

Beijing Performance & Art Group to kick off annual performance season on April 29

From April 29 to June 4, the Beijing Performance & Art Group will stage its annual Dream Coming True performing season, the group announced at a press conference in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 17:13:39

‘Four Matchstick Men’ comes to National Theatre of China’s Small Theatre

Three mini-stories about four people who share an apartment in Shenzhen over two days… Chinese stage play Four Matchstick Men brought a story that takes place in many major Chinese cities today to National Theatre of China’s Small Theatre in Beijing from Friday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 16:13:39

China’s answer to ‘War Horse’: ‘Papa’s Time Machine’ to debut in April

An international production that makes intriguing use of hand-made puppets, the mechanic puppet show Papa's Time Machine is looking to challenge the stereotype that puppet shows are just for children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 17:58:39