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Dance pioneer

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering African-American ballet dancer, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 18:48:40

Tianjin Grand Theatre releases Autumn/Winter Season schedule

The Tianjin Grand Theatre announced its performance schedule for its upcoming Autumn and Winter Season in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 18:23:41

Beijing Comedy Week kicks off with military play

A stage play focusing on life in the young soldiers' barrack kicked off the annual Beijing Comedy Week on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 18:23:40

'Kinky Boots' encourages Chinese drag queens to 'be themselves'

Sign language interpreters swung their hips and gestured at deaf audience members to the rhythm of a rollicking performance by drag queens singing and dancing on stage behind them.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 17:48:40

BDT stops in Greece for European tour

Artists from the Bejing Dance Theater (BDT) performed in Athens on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 18:23:39

Israeli play 'Ghetto' to hit Chinese stages in November

The Chinese edition of drama Ghetto, directed by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol, will grace stages in China starting on November 5, the show's Chinese promoter Magnificent Culture announced at a press event on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:18:39

US playwright Neil Simon passes away at 91

Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar and Tony nominations combined than any other showbiz writer, died on Sunday. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:33:41

Beijing Comedy Week to bring the laughs in September

Beijing Comedy Week is set to return to stages in the capital September 10-28, Wang Baoshe, the artistic director of the event, announced at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 16:38:39

China Focus at Fringe

The 2018 China Focus event kicked off its second year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:28:40

International Theatre Live Festival to tour cinemas in five major Chinese cities

The second International Theatre Live Festival, hosted by ATW Culture and Broadway Cinematheque in China, kicked off in Beijing with a premiere screening of Julius Caesar staged by the National Theatre Live (NTL) on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:23:40

Chinese village youth chase their dreams behind the curtain

At first glance, Huichang county in East China's Jiangxi Province may not seem like a place with a bustling cultural scene, but on hot summer nights, residents pack the local theater.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 17:08:40

New S.Korean TV drama 'Life' debuts to high reviews at home and abroad

Following the sensational South Korean TV series Misty, Something in the Rain and Ms. Hammurabi, South Korean national TV network and broadcasting company JTBC is finding success with another new work: Life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:13:39

Tang Xianzu International Theater Exchange Program pays tribute to literary classics

To the unfamiliar eye, Chinese opera is often seen as the marriage between sharp speech and overstated mime. The thought understates the lack of appreciation of Chinese culture and good storytelling as often the same literary style that brought the world the love and lust tale of Romeo and Juliet brought the eastern world the passionate tale of Liu Mengmei and Du Liniang's love through, and even after, death.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 17:58:39

'Story in Beijing' performing season to kick off in August

The Story in Beijing performance season will start on August 1st with 20 theater works being staged across the city. According to the event organizers, these 20 works were selected from 75 Chinese plays from troupes from around the country and will hit stages in the city including the National Theater, Star Theatre and Qinglan Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 16:58:39

'Hamilton' honored

The groundbreaking musical Hamilton will be celebrated this year at the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the US' top celebrations of the arts - the first time a work rather than an individual or group is recognized.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/26 16:53:39

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