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SOUL OF SHAOLIN OFFERS BROADWAY INSIDERS SNEAK PEEK

BROADWAY INSIDERS GET A SNEAK PEEK AT

SOUL OF SHAOLIN

 

TO SEE NEWSDAY’S VIDEO COVERAGE,

INCLUDING PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE FROM MARTIAL ARTS SPECTACULAR,

CLICK HERE

 

TO SEE BROADWAY WORLD’S PHOTOS OF EVENT,

INCLUDING STUNNING PERFORMANCE PHOTOS,

CLICK HERE

 

This week, Broadway insiders got a sneak peek at SOUL OF SHAOLIN, the upcoming Chinese martial arts spectacular that will begin performances in January at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre.

 

The event featured three SOUL OF SHAOLIN cast members offering demonstrations of strength, agility, and showed the crowd their prowess with a sword and a whip.

 

The crowd also heard from producers Robert Nederlander, Jr of Nederlander Worldwide and Li Zhi-Xiang of the Eastern Shanghai Cultural Film and Television Group as well as SOUL OF SHAOLIN‘s executive director Xue Weijun.

 

CLICK HERE to see an exclusive video from Newsday.com featuring some of the amazing performances by SOUL OF SHAOLIN stars Yu Fei, Wang Sen, and Zhang Zhigang. In addition, Newsday’s Ari Mintz spoke to producer Robert Nederlander, Jr. and executive director Xue Weijun about bringing the production to Broadway.

 

CLICK HERE to see BroadwayWorld.com’s photo coverage by Peter James Zielinski, including photos of the astounding performances by the three cast members from SOUL OF SHAOLIN.

 

SOUL OF SHAOLIN will begin performances on Tuesday, January 13 at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) and play a limited engagement of 24 performances in celebration of the Lunar New Year* – the year of the Ox.

 

Tickets are now on sale today for “Soul of Shaolin,” at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre Tuesday, January 13. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. The Marquis Theatre Box Office (1535 Broadway) will open December 22, 2008.  

 

Direct from appearances in Sydney, Macau, and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, comes a theatrical event that is unparalleled on Broadway. SOUL OF SHAOLIN tells the story of a boy named Hui Guang who is separated from his mother by war. Hui Guang is found and taken in by the legendary monks of the Shaolin temple and raised among them. As he becomes a man, Hui Guang becomes an accomplished master of Shaolin Kung Fu and embarks on a spectacular journey of self-discovery.

 

SOUL OF SHAOLIN marks the first time a production from the People’s Republic of China has appeared on Broadway.

 

SOUL OF SHAOLIN will feature 33 Chinese nationals who are highly skilled in Shaolin Kung Fu, the breathtaking martial art that has been featured in such films as Fearless (starring international superstar Jet Li) and Shaolin Soccer, both of which were recent US box office successes.

 

Shaolin Kung Fu is the collection of martial arts that is associated with the monks of the Shaolin temple in China’s Henan province. This particular style is characterized by almost superhuman displays of strength and agility, but is tempered with the monks’ philosophical belief in training the mind, body, and Soul.

 

SOUL OF SHAOLIN marks the inaugural production of China on Broadway which is a historic partnership between Nederlander Worldwide Productions and Eastern Shanghai Cultural Film and Television Group. China on Broadway’s American and Chinese partners will work together to develop and produce theatrical projects for global audiences. China on Broadway will bring an annual theatrical event featuring leading Chinese artists to Broadway in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets to SOUL OF SHAOLIN are available at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets.  The Marquis Theatre Box Office (1535 Broadway) will open December 22, 2008. Tickets are $95, $75, and $50. Student Rush tickets will be available for $30 day of the show at the Marquis Theatre Box Office with a valid ID, two tickets per student pending availability.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 25: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 & 8 PM, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday 2 & 8 PM, Sunday 3 PM.
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 26 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 (WEEK OF LUNAR NEW YEAR): Monday at 8 PM (Day of the Lunar New Year), Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 & 8 PM, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 & 8 PM. Please note there is no performance on Sunday.

 

* Please note that the Lunar New Year will be celebrated Monday, January 26, 2009.

 

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