Beauty and the Beast 《美女与野兽》

poster china beautyandthebeastA tale as old as time, true as it can be. The world’s first all-Chinese cast in a Broadway-style musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened on October 22, 1999.  It ran for more than 60 performances in a production costing more than USD $2.4 million.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China, produced in collaboration with Japanese Shiki Theatre, co-directed by China’s Zhou Qixun and Japan’s Isamu Furusawa and performed in Mandarin.

Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999
Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999
Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999

Photos shot during a preview on October 21, 1999 in Beijing.

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