Theater

Princess Diana

Keith Allen's "Unlawful Killing," financed by Dodi Al-Fayed's billionaire father, Mohamed, has lined up several distribution deals. The controversial documentary alleging a cover-up following the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed is ...

Tony Awards: AIDS and war — 3 shows tackle them and win big

This year's Tony Awards honored "The Normal Heart" for its passionate look at the AIDS crisis. It also bestowed Tonys on "War Horse," a play that showed the horror of the battlefield. But the night's biggest prize went to a musical that mocked both.


Woody Allen to Return to Broadway this fall

The Wall Street Journal 18.05.2011
Woody Allen to Return to Broadway this fall

Three one-act plays by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May are being bundled together and heading to Broadway this fall.

'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Broadway musical will stay dark until May as creators revamp show

The curtain will fall on Broadway's accident-blighted "Spider-Man" Sunday, as creators go back into rehearsals to revamp the multi-million dollar show.


Samuel L. Jackson to debut on Broadway -- as Martin Luther King

Samuel L. Jackson will make his Broadway debut as Dr. Martin Luther King in the Broadway production of Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop."

Another Injury Rocks 'Spider-Man'

MARK KENNEDY Myfoxny 24.03.2011
Another Injury Rocks 'Spider-Man'

Is this the curse of the Spider-Woman? T.V. Carpio stepped in to replace another actress injured in Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." She has now herself been sidelined after an accident.


Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz, London Palladium, review

As I walked along Oxford Street towards the London Palladium I found that I was humming “We’re Off to See the Wizard” through gritted teeth. The fact is that I have never been a friend of Dorothy and have always cordially loathed The Wizard of Oz.

Resurrected Pop Icon Gives Voice to Criticism

NICK FRISCH The Wall Street Journal 28.12.2010
Resurrected Pop Icon Gives Voice to Criticism

A new Chinese-produced musical set to open Friday in Hong Kong is poised to become an all-singing, all- dancing test of China's sensitivity to criticism. Wrapped within Broadway-style production values, the show holds a mirror to the country's soc...


'Why I'm working with Tim Rice for the first time in 34 years': Andrew Lloyd Webber strikes again with The Wizard of Oz

This can't be the right place, I think as I push the doorbell. I'm looking for Andrew Lloyd Webber, First Lord of the Theatre and composer of lush, romantic melodies, whose home is surely a mansion swathed in velvet and adorned with golden cherubs...

Manon, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Ken Smith Financial Times 12.05.2010
Manon, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Last Saturday’s performance of Manon by Opera Hong Kong for Le French May, the territory’s annual celebration of all things Gallic, brought out the mad scientist in me. If it were possible to isolate the activities on stage and surgically replace ...


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The Chinese Clapper Opera Series, a collection of different genres of clapper opera, or bangzi, will be presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department in July.

The Legend of Angkor Wat: When history comes to life! Cambodia (Siem Reap) Until Saturday, January 31, 2009

Enjoy the warmest Khmer hospitality as you begin this spectacular evening with a leisurely stroll along a traditional Khmer village market bustling with various folk performances, local delicacies, arts and handicrafts.


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Illusionist David Copperfield's assistant was rushed to hospital on Wednesday night after suffering horrific injuries during a live show.

Art to Art

Priscilla Man and Julianne Chou HK-magazine.com 05.12.2008
Art to Art

The annual Arts Festival is back and better than ever. Priscilla Man and Julianne Chou check out the highlights for 2009.


Cinderella: The Panto

Time Out Hong Kong 28.11.2008
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Pantomime is a strange beast, with many odd rules. Even for those well versed in the absurdities of this British Christmas tradition, it might be helpful to read the following to realise these aspects anew. Ditto for those who have no idea what pa...

“The Snowman & The Bear” - Family Concert by CCOHK on 5th & 6th of Dec

Julia Poon Poon’s International Arts Management 11.11.2008
Snowman Enterprises Ltd 1982, 2008 www.thesnowman.co.uk

Howard Blake’s concert adaptations of Raymond Briggs' captivating storybooks The Snowman and The Bear continues to delight children and families as it returns to Hong Kong for a THIRD re-run by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and guest art...


French poem brought to life in dance show

Unlock Dancing Plaza will present modern dance piece Love Sick November 28 and 29 at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.

To Build, or Not to Build

HK-magazine.com 24.10.2008
To Build, or Not to Build

The topic of heritage conservation has finally arrived in our theaters. Winnie Chau talks to the team behind an innovative play about our changing skyline.


Scottish group to stage Macbeth

news.gov.hk 23.10.2008
Scottish group to stage Macbeth

Theatre Babel from Scotland will perform Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Cultural Centre from December 12 to 14, presenting the dark and thrilling tale of murder and witchcraft, kingship and madness.

Exhibit celebrates Cantonese opera theatres

Visitors to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will have an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Cantonese opera theatres in their heyday and the glamour of opera stars in their prime at the "Majestic Stage: The Story of Cantonese Opera Theatres" exhi...