The Great Theater of China Set to Reopen by End of Year

The Great Theater of China near People’s Square is set to reopen by the end of the year after a major renovation. The theater at 704 Niuzhuang Road in downtown Huangpu District was built in 1929 as one of the city’s four major Peking Opera venues. The Ever Shining Cultural...
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Alibaba Group Holding Acquires China’s Online Ticketing Major

Alibaba Group Holding has acquired Damai.cn, China’s online ticketing major.  The amount is undisclosed.  The announcement was made on Tuesday. Alibaba said, “[The acquisition] continues an earnest three-year romance…. Damai will be a powerful platform to distribute our media content as well as expand our user search and engagement… There...
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Lucia di Lammermoor Comes to Beijing, April 9-12

The co-production opera of “Lucia di Lammermoor” by the National Grand Theatre China and the Mariinsky theatre Russia will be stage in Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center from April 9th to April 12nd, 2017. Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano...
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China National Theatre for Children Presents KING LEAR, April 29

China National Theatre for Children will present KING LEAR, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, on April 29. The theatre has announced the cast, which includes seven all-male cast members.  The story involves a relationship between a father and his three daughters. The theatre wants to explore recreating a ‘thought-provoking’ tragedy for...
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Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL Begins in China, Today

Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” will be performed in Chinese at the Joy House Cinemas in the Pudong New Area, beginning today for one week. It will be performed by the International Theater Workshop at the Shanghai Normal University. Director Ivan Ruviditch said, “Studies of dramatic literature should not be separated...
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