In this one-act play, New York-based writer Bi Ruxie imagines two outcomes for Xi Jinping if China...
Sep 12, 2014
Beginning on October 1st, China’s highest court will be offering petitioners the option to...
Apr 15, 2014
The Washington Post reports on a play that recently premiered in Hong Kong inspired by the brutal...
Jul 16, 2013
In the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow reports on a new play in Beijing that is pushing the boundaries of sexual expression: Inspired by Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” with an English title that makes reference to the...
Jun 10, 2013
For Salon, Jonathan Kalb reports on the Wuzhen Festival, a new international theater festival being launched in a canal town in Zhejiang: In a brand new, eye-popping, $67 million, 1135-seat Grand Theater designed by the renowned...
Jul 13, 2011
The Telegraph carries a review of ‘Mamma Mia!’, the first Western musical to be performed in China in Chinese translation. No one was quite sure what to expect. Mamma Mia! had played Shanghai four years ago in...
Mar 17, 2009
He Nian, a theater director in China, is convinced that he can turn Karl Marx’s treatise Das Kapital into popular entertainment, in a stage musical that will, “unite elements from Broadway musicals and Las Vegas...
May 10, 2007
From China in Transition blog: The newly constructed reflection pool surrounding the unfinished National Grand Theater of China did not turn around the disapproval attitude of the public toward the long-time controversial project, despite the apparent beauty added to the scene by the water.
Mar 13, 2007
From the New York Times: Next week the Nederlanders, one of the big three Broadway theater owners, are planning to announce the details of a new company they have formed that, among other things, will present and market tours and live entertainment in China. But the entry of the Nederlanders into the Asian market is […]
Sep 26, 2005
From the New York Times: Two innocents abroad learn the limits of American idealism – or the limits of their own, at least – in “No Foreigners Beyond This Point,” Warren Leight‘s wistfully funny new play about the difficulty of doing good in a society rigged to accommodate only more cynical transactions. Produced by the […]
Jun 4, 2005
From the New York Times: Verdi’s “Macbeth” was never like this. Here, too, the story is Shakespeare’s, more or less, but the trappings are vintage Chinese. “The Kingdom of Desire,” which opened at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. on Thursday evening, is an adaptation of “Macbeth” in the style of Beijing opera by the Contemporary Legend […]
Feb 19, 2005
From UPI, via newkerala: The findings that the collapse of a Paris airport terminal was due to design and structure faults won’t impact the China National Grand Theater. The China Times said the theater’s safety would likely be re-examined because the theater and the Charles de Gaulle Airport terminal in Paris were designed by the […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends