Nederlander Worldwide Productions and The Eastern Shanghai Cultural Film and Television Group partner to present the China on Broadway production of Soul of Shaolin, a new Chinese martial arts spectacle. The show plays a limited engagement of 24 performances in celebration of the Lunar New Year - the year of the Ox.
Soul of Shaolin tells the story of a boy named Hui Guang who is separated from his mother by war. Hui Guang is found and taken in by the legendary monks of the Shaolin temple and raised among them. As he becomes a man, Hui Gang becomes an accomplished master of Shaolin Kung Fu and embarks on a spectacular journey of self-discovery.
The production features 33 Chinese nationals who are highly skilled in Shaolin Kung Fu, the collection of martial arts that is associated with the monks of the Shaolin temple in China's Henan province. This particular style is characterized by almost superhuman displays of strength and agility, but is tempered with the monks' philosophical belief in training the mind, body, and Soul.