‘Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise’ is a Bruce Lee-Inspired Martial Arts Stage Musical From Sia and the Writers of ‘Kung Fu Panda’
Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 by Caroline Cao
Touted in ads as a “futuristic kung fu musical”, Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise is an imaginative premature hatchling at its world premiere at The Shed in Manhattan Hudson Yard. It has creative parentage in Chinese opera and film director Chen Shi-Zheng (Dark Matter) and Kung Fu Panda writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with Sia as the songwriter. On a $650,000 stage designed by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams (whose Broadway credits include My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, King and I), not much happens despite a lot happening.