Nederlander Worldwide Partners With Shaanxi Qinhuang Grand Theatre For Legend of Emperor Qin
By Michael Gioia
Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment (NWE) and Shaanxi Qinhuang Grand Theatre Performing Arts Co., Ltd. announced Aug. 28 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre that a new theatre located in Xi'an China, adjacent to the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses exhibition, will house The Legend of Emperor Qin in 2014.
The Legend of Emperor Qin is presented by Shaanxi Qinhuang Grand Theater Performing Arts Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaanxi Miracle Achievements Development Co.; Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment serves as the managing partner for the theatre and executive producer of the production.
The production will reunite members from the creative team behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with Hollywood composer Klaus Badelt, writer Sun Haohui and director Zhao Ming. The Legend of Emperor Qin will be the world's first stage production to depict the story of the Chinese Qin Dynasty.
The show will play year-round at the Qinhuang Grand Theatre, at Qin Cultural Tourism Resort, adjacent to the legendary Terra Cotta Warriors exhibition. Launching in spring 2014, The Legend of Emperor Qin will be the inaugural production for the new performance venue. With an investment of over $65,000,000, the theatre covers 236,000 square feet, has seating capacity of 2,000 and houses one of the biggest stage LED screens in China, making the venue one of the largest destination theatres in China.
Robert Nederlander, Jr., president and CEO of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, said in a statement, "Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment is thrilled to partner with Shaanxi Qinhuang Grand Theatre Performing Arts Co. in the management of this new performing arts venue and the presentation of The Legend of Emperor Qin.
"The Nederlander family is fully committed to the emerging Chinese cultural industry. Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment was the first to tour a Broadway production, 42nd Street, throughout China, as well as the first to present a Chinese production, Soul of Shaolin, on Broadway. With this world-class production, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and Shaanxi Qinhuang Grand Theater Performing Arts Company will captivate and enhance the experience for all visitors to Xi'an China and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses exhibition."
For more information, visit NederlanderWorld.com/xian.
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