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Friday, January 10, 2014
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre (STBT) presented a classic ballet piece from “Swan Lake” yesterday at the National Theater Concert Hall, and is scheduled to perform more selections in the next three days in Taipei.
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings 'Swan Lake' to Taiwan
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集) said yesterday that they recently received a US$5 million (NT$150 million) donation from the Alphawood Foundation Chicago (芝加哥阿法伍德基金會). The money will be used in the construction of their new Cloud Gate Tamshi Park (雲門淡水園區).
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Broadway's highest grossing show in 2013 wasn't a new strutting musical or a bawdy one or even one with a big star. The crown goes to a regal but gray-maned performer — “The Lion King,” now in its 16th year. And another veteran turned heads when “Wicked” recorded Broadway's highest single-week gross ever.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Andrew Lloyd Webber's  'Stephen Ward' seduces
Reviewers were largely seduced, rather than scandalized, on Friday by the latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber — surely the first in the impresario's highly successful career to include an orgy scene.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
'Darker' take on Phantom classic opens US tour
Mark Campbell started memorizing the songs from “The Phantom of the Opera” when he was 14 — he'd sing along with his portable CD player while mowing the lawn. Not long after, he saw his first performance of the show, and waited outside the stage door to meet the man behind the mask.
Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of “The Honeymooners,” has died. She was 90.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Russia troupe's Swan Lake, Nutcracker back on 'pointe'
St. Petersburg Ballet Theater (SPBT) yesterday held a press conference to promote its upcoming ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, performances of which will run from Jan. 9-12. This run will mark the theater's second series of performances in Taiwan since their first tour back in 2011.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Cirque du Soleil's 'OVO' sprouts wings to delight Taipei audiences
“Amazing,” exclaimed Tanya. “Encore, Encore,” said her 2-year-old sister, Chloe, while clapping at the whimsical creatures that unveiled a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Cirque du Soleil takes along traveling village with 'Ovo'
Cirque du Soleil opened their tents to the press during a backstage, behind-the-scenes tour yesterday to promote one of the company's most vibrant shows, “Ovo,” set to run from Nov. 19 to Jan. 5 in Taiwan.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Nathaniel Stampley ached to make the role of Porgy his own in the celebrated 2012 Broadway revival of “Porgy and Bess.” Instead, he kept dying.
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