In this one-act play, New York-based writer Bi Ruxie imagines two outcomes for Xi Jinping if China...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Xiao Qiang | 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.
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
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