New Musical SHIMMER to have Workshop Presentation Dec 6

11/30/2016 2:45pm

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Nederlander Worldwide EntertainmentHengyuanxiang Drama and Phoenix Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will present a showcase presentation of the musical SHIMMER on Tues Dec 6 at The Edison Ballroom. Featuring a Book by Rong Guangrun, Music by Peter Pui-Tat Kam, Lyrics by Liang Mang, and direction by Xu Jun, "Shimmeris a bilingual musical, performed in both English and Mandarin, with an original score inspired by music of the era, traditional Jewish and Chinese music, klezmer, and contemporary musical theater. The musical is the true story of two unlikely worlds coming together, and empowering one another to survive in the face of adversity. When nations around the world locked their borders to Jews seeking refuge from the Nazi regime, the residents of Shanghai offer asylum, welcoming tens-of-thousands into their community. The cast features 35 Chinese and Israeli artists. In September 2015, "Shimmer" premiered at Shanghai Culture Square, launching the 17th China Shanghai International Arts FestivalRichard Kind will offer introductory remarks prior to the presentation. Industry professionals who wish to attend the presentation may call 212/822-4228 to request tickets. Press contact: Brett Oberman/Keith Sherman & Associates (212/764-7900)...