So it turns out that 42nd Street was as popular in Beijing as it was in Shanghai. Our inside sources tell us that while the musical packed the halls in Shanghai and Beijing, ticket sales just about everywhere else sucked. Sexy Beijing‘s Sufei went down to a screening to ask Chinese audiences what they thought of the show, and interviewed the actors as well. Two glaring observations:
1. Kristen Martin, the lead actress of the show, when asked what’s the one thing she wanted to do in Beijing, replied, “Eat as much food as I possibly can.” When she was asked again what’s the one thing she wanted to eat, we swear we thought she would have said something Chinese, like Peking duck or something, but instead she said… oh we’re not going to spoil that for you, watch it for yourself!
2. Sufei asked two of her interviewees the following question, “Do you think Chinese men are hot?” and by the third one she for some reason felt compelled to rephrase the question as “Have you ever had Chinese encounters of the romantic kind?” Hilarious.