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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.

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