Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live to Hold Global Premiere at The Venetian Theatre in Macao Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live to Hold Global Premiere at The Venetian Theatre in Macao
Five-Time Tony Award® Winner Susan Stroman Leads Star-studded Global Creative Team HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 12 March 2019 – Broadway Asia... Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live to Hold Global Premiere at The Venetian Theatre in Macao

Five-Time Tony Award® Winner Susan Stroman Leads Star-studded Global Creative Team

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach12 March 2019 – Broadway Asia — one
of the
largest production,
management and distribution companies in the global markets led by Executive
Producers
Simone Genatt and Marc Routh — and DreamWorks Theatricals, a division
of Universal Theatrical Group, today
announced the launch
of DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live — a thrilling new live
action entertainment at The Venetian Theatre in Macao combining the best of
Hollywood, Broadway and circus. The five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman
will bring her legendary talents to one of the most successful animated films
of 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 on
the globally successful franchise of the beloved Kung Fu Panda films, the production has the wisdom, heart and humor
of the world-renowned franchise, combined with the high-level design and impact
of a major live action immersive spectacular resident show. “The production
will be an exciting new experience for audiences of all ages — as it
incorporates storytelling, state-of-the art projection mapping and video
design, immersive aerial and acrobatics as well as extraordinary puppetry and
martial arts,” said director and choreographer Susan Stroman. “The hilarious
and heart-warming characters from the films will come to life in an
extraordinary action filled live performance.”

Award-winning artist Susan Stroman has assembled a brilliant creative
team including some of the most sought-after and acclaimed live entertainment
artists around the globe. Co-conceived by Susan Stroman and David
Thompson
(the writer of Broadway’s longest running revival, Chicago), the live action show features character
costumes and puppetry designed by the renowned Michael Curry (Broadway’s
The Lion King and Frozen, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the Super Bowl XLVI), and six-time Tony
Award® winning costumer designer William Ivey Long. The large-scale
attraction incorporates the best scenic design by STUFISH/Ray Winkler (Las
Vegas installation of Ka, the Beijing
2008 Summer Olympics, and many famous concert tours including Madonna and the
Rolling Stones), lighting design by Ken Billington (designer of over 100
Broadway productions), and projection and video design by 59 Productions
(Tony Awards® and Olivier Award Winners for An
American in Paris
and War Horse).
The production also features the original film score composed by GRAMMY
® and OSCAR® Winner Hans Zimmer.

Performances are
scheduled to commence in late December 2019 at The Venetian Theatre in Macao,
with casting information and ticket details to be announced soon. Be first in
the 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 the
global market, and its founders Simone Genatt and Marc Routh are two of the
most active commercial Broadway producers throughout the global market. Over
the last 20 years, theatrical productions by Broadway Asia partners have played
in over 400 cities in more than 40 countries on five continents and have
garnered in excess of 50 global theatrical awards. Select international
productions include many Broadway Tony Award-winning musicals and other live
entertainment attractions:
An American in
Paris; 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 on
Broadway,
Anastasia.

About DreamWorks Theatricals

DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of Universal
Theatrical Group, was established to develop and produce live stage productions
inspired by the studio’s acclaimed animated films, including
Shrek The
Musical
, Madagascar Live!, and The Prince of Egypt.
UTG, the live theatre division of Universal Pictures, is currently represented
by the musical phenomenon
Wicked, which has been seen by over 50
million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatrical
ventures of all time. Universal’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation
of
Billy Elliot, which won four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards®,
including Best Musical, concluded its 11 year run in the West End and continues
to play worldwide. Recently, Universal produced the Broadway premiere of
Irving
Berlin’s Holiday Inn
with Roundabout Theatre Company and the
Tony-nominated Broadway production of
Bring It On: The Musical.

About Susan Stroman

As the most celebrated director/choreographer
working on Broadway today, Susan Stroman holds the distinction of
winning five Tony Awards® for her direction and choreography, two Laurence
Olivier Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, eight Outer Critic Circle Awards, two
Lucille Lortel Awards and a record five Astaire Awards. She is the recipient of
the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theater.
Stroman is the first choice for Broadway producers because of her
inventive choreography, her terrific sense of comedy, and her story-telling
genius. She led
The Producers to its
own record of receiving the most Tony Awards® in Broadway history, and created
the brilliant dance piece
Contact which
won three Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Other career highlights include
directing 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 York
City Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company and helping to re-invent the
classics
Show Boat and Oklahoma! with exciting new
choreography. Her frequent collaborators include significant talent from
Hollywood (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 Over
Broadway
. She is a distinguished member of the Theater Hall Of Fame.

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