娱乐英语新闻:Daily guide to shows, concerts, events in China
BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of major shows, concerts, exhibitions and events in China for Thursday:
-- Titanic the Musical
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing
Based on a 1912 disaster, in which 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives as the British luxury passenger liner Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the musical portrays the hopes and aspirations of 126 people aboard.
Featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone, the original musical won Tony awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 1997 as it debuted on Broadway.
-- Original musical Notre Dame de Paris
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Qingdao Grand Theater, Shandong Province
Based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo, the smash-hit musical Notre Dame de Paris tells a love tragedy between a young and beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda and Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame.
The French version returned to Chinese theaters after touring China in 2002. Since its premiere in Paris in 1998, the musical has been staged over 5,000 times worldwide with eight language versions.
-- Original musical Chicago
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harbin Grand Theater, Heilongjiang Province
Set in Jazz-age Chicago, the musical tells a real-life story in which two female murderers escaped the death penalty and became celebrity criminals with the help of a lawyer.
It is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and a winner of six 1997 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival.