Shanghai (and China in general) has a sad and murky history of many very low quality Australian, USA, South African or European touring musicals being presented and sold under the “Broadway” label.  To this date, no professional USA Actors Equity Broadway production or tour has ever come to China.  Indeed, many Chinese tours are on the Equity black list.  Some of the British touring productions are either good or even excellent quality, but they should be called “musicals” and not refer to coming from Broadway — indeed, some of the best musicals originated in London such as CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon etc… so my ongoing plea since 2012 to the Chinese bookers and presenters… be honest – be fair in developing and educating local audiences!

Still nothing from Broadway, but some varying quality touring musicals passing through Shanghai in 2019 include:

  • CATS《猫》
    (Jun 7 – 16, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square
    (UK Touring Production)
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  • CINDERELLA 《灰姑娘》
    (Jun 20-23, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square
    (Chinese Touring Production in Mandarin)
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  • THE WIZARD OF OZ 《绿野仙踪》
    (Jul 4-7, 2019)
    Daning Theatre

    (US Non-Equity Touring Production)
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  • MAMMA MIA!
    (Jul 19-26, 2019)
    Shanghai Grand Theatre

    (Chinese Touring Production in Mandarin)
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  • NOTRE DAME DE PARIS 《巴黎圣母院》
    (Jul 18-Aug 11, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square

    (French Touring Production)
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  • SWAN LAKE 《天鹅湖
    (Aug 15-Sep 1, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square

    (UK Touring Production)
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  • MATILDA 《玛蒂尔达音乐剧》
    (Dec 6-29, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square

    (UK Touring Production)
    Imported by Sevenages and Poly Theatre Management
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  • EVITA《贝隆夫人》
    (Sep 6 – 15, 2019)
    Shanghai Cultural Square

    (UK Touring Production)
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  • LES CHORISTES
    (TBA, 2019)
    (French Touring Production in Mandarin)
    Imported by Sevenages and Poly Theatre Management