Three-Body Problem in Shenzhen Date:
Oct 13-14 — 8 pm
Friendship Theater During the “culture revolution” (196676), astronomer Ye Wenjie after going through all the hardships of life is recruited into “Red Coast Base”, a topsecret military base. She uses the sun as a transmitter and sends a message to the Universe, making a breakthrough in the search for extraterrestrial civilization. Three stars move unpredictably, so for four light years Trisolaran civilization underwent total destruction and rebirth and now forced to flee from their parent star. Just at this time, they receive a message from the Earth. Ye Wenjie, who lost her hope for humankind, exposes the Earth coordinates to Trisolarans, thus absolutely changing the fate of mankind. Thirty-six years later, the Earth’s basic scientific research faces abnormal interference. Nanomaterials researcher Wang Miao tries to find the answers by playing a mystical online game called “Three-body”. While participating at player’s meeting, he finds out that the Earth is awaiting the arrival of Trisolarans and they established a secret organization ETO (Earth-Trisolaris Organization), approaching the truth of Trisolaran world step by step.
Klimt Experience in Shanghai Date:
Sept 1-Oct 13 — 10 am
Hongqiao Art Center
The figures and landscapes of Klimt’s art are the absolute protagonists of this immersive representation dedicated to the founding father of the Vienna Secession, who, together with other artists, cultivated the myth of the total work of art and the dream of a democratization of creativity and that which is beautiful. Works such as The Kiss, The Tree of Life, or Judith I, have become part of popular culture, but Klimt is still an artist about whom there is much to discover and, above all, to recount. This is the aim of the show: to entertain, intrigue and amaze a public young and old, inviting them to delve into the knowledge of the man and the artist, about his work and style, with the spectacular display of details and pictorial technique. Forty-five minutes in which images, lights, colors, music, and sound envelop the audience, bonding with the allure of the location.
National Theatre Live: Hamlet Date:
Oct 13 — Dec 29 — 7 pm
Huangpu Theater, Shanghai As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. It is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Sense And Sensibility Date:
Oct 19-21 — 7:30 pm
9 Theatre Beijing
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility. Picnic in some of the most beautiful gardens and enjoy a night of magical theater under the stars. In the Winter of 1999 Chapterhouse Theatre Company took its first steps toward becoming one of a number of touring theater companies specializing in performing under the stars and at some of the most beautiful gardens the UK had to offer.
Mariah Carey: World Tour 2018 Date:
Oct 24 — 8 pm
Shanghai Expo Culture Center Mariah Carey, the one and only best-selling female artist of all time, is coming to China to perform her number ones and more for her Chinese fans. Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. She is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium”, and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in song writing, to name a few — with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song writing, and producing talent, she is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Her ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.
Shanghai Comic Convention 2018 Date:
Oct 26-28 — 9:30 am
Shanghai International Sourcing Convention and Exhibition Center Shanghai Comic Convention is a pop culture brand launched in 2015 in China by ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events. This is a trendsetting exhibition that offers fans new experiences that they will have never had before. They will try their hardest to bring massive amounts of fun and excitement to the lives of our audience by creating content and experiences that are original, exciting, memorable and exceptionally awesome. They combine a variety of fan favorite mainstream elements (anime, films, games, toys, stars, artists, cosplay, etc.) and showcase them in Shanghai. They are of the belief that every great city should have a Comic Con.
Chicago the Musical in Beijing Date:
Nov 1-4 — 7:30 pm
Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center
Based on real-life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theater talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”. With six Tony, two Olivier, one Grammy, two Bafta and six Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block”. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smoothtalking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. But the hottest place to experience it is on Broadway. There’s always someone fabulous center stage. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical … whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage … or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers. Chicago is a classic. It’s the show you can always count on to give you the thrills and memories that only come from seeing a Broadway musical.
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic Date:
Nov 11-16 — 7:30 pm
Shanghai Theatre Academy Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), — Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team, Loga Ramin Torkian & Azam Ali. Feathers of Fire had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.