People: May 25, 1987

There is big trouble in Peking City these days, but even the party faithful are laughing and applauding at the Tianqiao (Heavenly Bridge) Theater. Reason: these capitalist roaders are stepping out on a new stretch of that irresistibly American thoroughfare known as the Great White Way. Since March, ten Americans, led by Director George White of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., have been working with 100 Chinese to stage the first American musicals ever seen in the country, The Music Man and The Fantasticks. For Music Man, which just opened, the Chinese took special pains to re-create the...

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