Five-Time Tony Award® Winner Susan Stroman Leads Star-studded Global Creative Team
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 March 2019 - Broadway Asia -- oneof the largest production,management and distribution companies in the global markets led by ExecutiveProducers Simone Genatt and Marc Routh -- and DreamWorks Theatricals, a divisionof Universal Theatrical Group, today announced the launchof DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live -- a thrilling new liveaction entertainment at The Venetian Theatre in Macao combining the best ofHollywood, Broadway and circus. The five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stromanwill bring her legendary talents to one of the most successful animated filmsof all time, Kung Fu Panda.
David Thompson, Susan Stroman and Simone Genatt
Illustration by Michael Curry Design, 59 Productions and Stufish Design
DreamWorks'Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live is set to transform the entertainment landscape in Macao. Building onthe globally successful franchise of the beloved Kung Fu Panda films, the production has the wisdom, heart and humorof the world-renowned franchise, combined with the high-level design and impactof a major live action immersive spectacular resident show. "The productionwill be an exciting new experience for audiences of all ages -- as itincorporates storytelling, state-of-the art projection mapping and videodesign, immersive aerial and acrobatics as well as extraordinary puppetry andmartial arts," said director and choreographer Susan Stroman. "The hilariousand heart-warming characters from the films will come to life in anextraordinary action filled live performance."
Award-winning artist Susan Stroman has assembled a brilliant creativeteam including some of the most sought-after and acclaimed live entertainmentartists around the globe. Co-conceived by Susan Stroman and DavidThompson (the writer of Broadway's longest running revival, Chicago), the live action show features charactercostumes and puppetry designed by the renowned Michael Curry (Broadway'sThe Lion King and Frozen, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympicsopening and closing ceremonies, as well as the Super Bowl XLVI), and six-time TonyAward® winning costumer designer William Ivey Long. The large-scaleattraction incorporates the best scenic design by STUFISH/Ray Winkler (LasVegas installation of Ka, the Beijing2008 Summer Olympics, and many famous concert tours including Madonna and theRolling Stones), lighting design by Ken Billington (designer of over 100Broadway productions), and projection and video design by 59 Productions(Tony Awards® and Olivier Award Winners for AnAmerican in Paris and War Horse).The production also features the original film score composed by GRAMMY® and OSCAR® Winner Hans Zimmer.
Performances arescheduled to commence in late December 2019 at The Venetian Theatre in Macao,with casting information and ticket details to be announced soon. Be first inthe line for tickets - register at: www.kungfupandaspectacular.com
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About Broadway Asia
Broadway Asia is among the largest production,management, distribution and licensing companies of live entertainment in theglobal market, and its founders Simone Genatt and Marc Routh are two of themost active commercial Broadway producers throughout the global market. Overthe last 20 years, theatrical productions by Broadway Asia partners have playedin over 400 cities in more than 40 countries on five continents and havegarnered in excess of 50 global theatrical awards. Select internationalproductions include many Broadway Tony Award-winning musicals and other liveentertainment attractions: An American inParis; The Sound of Music; The Producers; Hairspray; Amelie, Legally Blonde;Cinderella; Rock of Ages; Stomp; Cookin'/Nanta; The Great Comet; Fuerzabruta;Jay Chou's The Secret; Ice Age Live, A Mammoth Adventure; and currently onBroadway, Anastasia.
About DreamWorks Theatricals
DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of UniversalTheatrical Group, was established to develop and produce live stage productionsinspired by the studio's acclaimed animated films, including Shrek TheMusical, Madagascar Live!, and The Prince of Egypt.UTG, the live theatre division of Universal Pictures, is currently representedby the musical phenomenon Wicked, which has been seen by over 50million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatricalventures of all time. Universal's critically acclaimed musical adaptationof Billy Elliot, which won four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards®,including Best Musical, concluded its 11 year run in the West End and continuesto play worldwide. Recently, Universal produced the Broadway premiere of IrvingBerlin's Holiday Inn with Roundabout Theatre Company and theTony-nominated Broadway production of Bring It On: The Musical.
About Susan Stroman
As the most celebrated director/choreographerworking on Broadway today, Susan Stroman holds the distinction ofwinning five Tony Awards® for her direction and choreography, two LaurenceOlivier Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, eight Outer Critic Circle Awards, twoLucille Lortel Awards and a record five Astaire Awards. She is the recipient ofthe George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theater.Stroman is the first choice for Broadway producers because of herinventive choreography, her terrific sense of comedy, and her story-tellinggenius. She led The Producers to itsown record of receiving the most Tony Awards® in Broadway history, and createdthe brilliant dance piece Contact whichwon three Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Other career highlights includedirecting and choreographing the 10-year run of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, choreographing Liza With a Z for Radio City Music Hall,collaborating with the legendary Kander and Ebb on The Scottsboro Boys, and creating major new ballets for New YorkCity Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company and helping to re-invent theclassics Show Boat and Oklahoma! with exciting newchoreography. Her frequent collaborators include significant talent fromHollywood (Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Liza Minelli) and Broadway (Harold Prince,Kander & Ebb and Nathan Lane). Additional credits include Crazy For You, Big, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish and Bullets OverBroadway. She is a distinguished member of the Theater Hall Of Fame.