China tour of world’s top musical kicks off in Harbin
Updated : 2019-11-13
By ( e.my399.com )
The world's top musical Chicago came to town at the Harbin Grand Theater on the evening of Nov 12 – with critics reporting a dazzling performance at the premiere of the 2019/2020 China Tour.
Critics say Chicago is a theatrical tour de force -- a satirical dramatic comedy that combines adultery, violence and corruption with powerful song and dance routines and zingy one-liners that will have the audience roaring with laughter.
The musical was adapted from sensational real crimes in the United States in the 1920s. It tells the story of fictional female dancers Roxie Hart and Verma Kelly – based on real life women -- who become celebrities in prison and are then acquitted for murder with the help of clever lawyer Billy Flynn.
Chicago was first staged at the Broadway in 1975 with the production revived in 1997. It has captured six Tony Awards -- the most important award in the musical industry -- and two Oliver Awards. Currently, it is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
To date, Chicago has been performing for 23 consecutive years and an estimated 31 million people have seen it -- in more than 32,500 performances that have played in 490 cities across the world.
Harbin recently launched two new buses to serve passengers traveling between the city's four railway stations.
The Development Plan for the Harbin Linkong Economic Zone (2019-2035) was recently approved by the Harbin Municipal People’s Government and is now being carried out.
The High People’s Court of Heilongjiang province officially launched Thunderbolt Action.
About 10 government departments in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, carried out joint enforcement June 1 to remove more than 20 illegal constructions with a total area of over 2000 square meters to advance an expropriation project.