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Theater performances and dialogues mark 110th birthday of Chinese playwright Cao Yu

A collection of Chinese playwright Cao Yu's works were staged at Beijing's Poly Theater on Friday to mark the 110th birthday of the renowned dramatist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:03:40

China's first Western-style theater undergoes renovation

Efforts are underway to restore China's first Western-style theater, the Lyceum Theater in East China's Shanghai Municipality, to its original appearance during the 1930s, the China News reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:08:40

Greek National Opera finds post-lockdown voice

The rich mezzo-soprano voice of Anita Rachvelishvili rang out on Saturday evening across the ancient ruins at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 17:08:40

Overseas cinemas in Shanghai reopen amid COVID-19 with confidence in Chinese mainland market

Overseas-invested cinemas in Shanghai reopened on Monday after being closed for six months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming audience with disinfected public areas and cinema seats.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 14:04:56

Peking Opera to debut on livestreaming under the shadow of coronavirus

Jingju (better known as Peking Opera) Theater Company of Beijing would launch a one-month- long online event from mid-July to mid-August, including a free live performance broadcast through nine live streaming platforms on Wednesday, officials of the theater said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:48:40

Chinese drama about pangolin rescue efforts to start shooting

Shooting a Chinese drama about pangolin conservation will begin next week, a representative from a Chinese environmental protection organization told the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:23:42

The curtain falls

New York's iconic Broadway theater district will stay closed through the end of the year, its trade association said Monday, due to the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:48:43

UK theaters adapt to social distancing

London's West End has traditionally drawn people from all over the world to see its shows but theaters have been forced to reinvent themselves because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 17:28:41

'National Treasure of Canada' Cirque Du Soleil to hold first post-outbreak show in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province

Cirque Du Soleil of Canada announced on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo that the troupe will return to the stage for their first series of post-COVID-19 shows starting on June 3 in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 16:58:40

China's cultural industry takes first steps toward resumption of normal life

After closing for 110 days, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra finally performed in front of a live audience in its home theater in Shanghai on Friday. The long-awaited live performance was held on the same day that cinemas and theaters were allowed to reopen in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 17:43:40

Virus could keep theaters shut for a year, producers warn

To reopen, or not to reopen with social distancing? That is the question haunting theaters and cinemas that were shuttered overnight by coronavirus lockdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/6 15:48:40

Chinese netizens concerned over S.Korea's decision to reopen cinemas

Chinese netizens expressed concern over the safety of moviegoers in South Korea after CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex chain, announced that it will reopen 36 theaters on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 22:08:40

Online English course for memorizing Shakespeare's birth and death anniversary gains support in China

Chinese netizens showed respect and paid tribute to renowned English writer Shakespeare on Chinese social media after UK international organization British Council launched an online English course for memorizing Shakespeare's 404th birth and death anniversary on Thursday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/23 4:32:34

Music capital Vienna silenced by coronavirus crisis

Austria had hoped that the year 2020 would be dedicated to celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who died in Vienna in 1827.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 17:03:40

Edinburgh comedy club goes online to beat lockdown

When the British government ordered a three-week public lockdown to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Anthony Dorman knew his Edinburgh comedy club was in danger of shutting for good.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 17:18:40

Chinese adaptation of BL web novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love (BL) web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts to promote the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:03:42

LA Opera deems Domingo misconduct accusations credible

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday its investigation into star Placido Domingo had found accusations of "inappropriate conduct" against its former director to be credible.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:52:18

As coronavirus concerns bloom, performing arts world fears major hit

Coronavirus angst has the world washing its hands with newfound vigor - but the performing arts world wringing them, as directives to scrap mass events threaten the entertainment world with economic chaos.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:43:40