If your in the New York area this summer be sure your ready to be transported into an enchanting, fantastical world of Monkey: Journey to the West in a vibrant musical retelling of the Chinese classic by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, creators of the wildly popular supergroup Gorillaz. Equal parts epic music theater and stunning animation, this hugely successful production includes a remarkable cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, mind-bending contortionists, martial artists, and transfixing animated displays, all under the inspired direction of Chen Shi-Zheng. This spectacular event tells the story of a monk, Tripitaka, who journeys from China to India to find the Buddha and receive the scriptures’ enduring impossible challenges. The irrepressible Monkey King leads the monk and his animal companion protectors, creating havoc along the way.
Ticket and show info:
Lincoln Center Festival, David H. Koch Theater, July 6–28, 2013
Single Tickets On Sale April 8: http://monkeyjourneytothewest.com