Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment is currently presenting a five-city tour of Next Stop Broadway: A Night of New Broadway Classics in China.
The tour launched at the Shanghai Grand Theatre and continues to the Beijing Tianqiao PAC August 29-30, Nanjing Lychee Theater September 2, Chengdu City Music Hall September 5-6, and Shaanxi Grand Theater September 9-10.
The concerts features Tony nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Keri René Fuller (Six), Joseph Morales (Hamilton), and Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen). Ray Roderick (The Music Man, Crazy for You) directs.
Next Stop Broadway includes songs from Hamilton, Six, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, and more.
"Next Stop Broadway brings some of Broadway’s brightest stars to China," says Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment President and CEO Robert Nederlander Jr. "Chinese theatregoers have a rich appreciation for Broadway. We're eager to provide the firsthand experience that has been unavailable for quite some time. With Next Stop Broadway, NWE has assembled a team of top American and Chinese theatre talent to collaborate on a concert event introducing China to Broadway’s 21st century showstoppers, as performed by the stars who have inspired standing ovations on Broadway in New York City and elsewhere."
The tour also has music supervision/direction by Chris Ranney and China music direction by Yuzhuo Sun, orchestrations and arrangements by Kim Scharnberg, programming and arrangements by Qixiang (Peter) Tong, synthesizer programming by Haibei Wang, lighting design by Joe Doran, projection design by Michael Long, and sound design by Bruce Landon Yauger.
Miranda Xu is the executive producer, Don Frantz is the production executive, and Geoff Cohen is general manager.