Chinese musical 'Shimmer' to hit Broadway
Shanghai musical "Shimmer" will play on Broadway in New York for two years, starting in 2019. This is the first Chinese original musical sold to Broadway.
Shanghai Hengyuanxiang (HYX) Drama Development Company, the producer of "Shimmer", and Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment sign a deal on Nov 6 to bring the production to Broadway. [Photo：Xinhua]
The signing ceremony between Shanghai HYX Drama Development and Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment Company took place in Shanghai on Monday.
Shimmer is based on the story between a young Jewish engineer Frank who fled to Shanghai during World War II and Chinese girl Lin Yilan. The musical brings back life to the 20,000 Jews in Shanghai during the 1940s. They endured pain and fought enemies together with local Shanghai people, creating unforgettable memories for both nations.
Robert Nederlander J.R is the founder and CEO of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment.
"It tells about two cultures working together under very difficult circumstances, and it's gonna resonate in New York and elsewhere around the world. It should be told, and we're thrilled to be able to do it."
"Shimmer" is a bilingual musical and will be directed by Xu Jun.