With operations in the United Kingdom and Australia as well as local presence in mainland China, GWB Entertainment is an internationally recognised theatrical producer and presenter specialising in conceptualising, producing and managing first class theatrical productions.
Over the last decade, GWB has been at the forefront of the development of the commercial musical market in mainland China as well as touring significantly to other major Asian markets such as South Korea and Taiwan. In China, GWB has opened new markets with tours of Disney’s High School Musical touring to seven cities in China and Ghost The Musical which toured to 14 different cities across tours in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In 2011, GWB was approached by Shanghai Culture Square Theatre conceive and produce the theatre’s opening production. A unique producing collaboration between GWB and Culture Square resulted in the development and presentation of Ultimate Broadway a production which has gone on to have subsequent seasons in 2012 and 2015 featuring leading principal performers from the US and UK along with local Chinese performers.
In Korea, GWB produced an arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which played to over 5,000 people per night in Seoul before transferring to Busan, as well as the Korean premiere of the Tony Award winning Avenue Q, which played at the Charlotte Theatre in Seoul.
GWB has toured extensively to other markets in Asia with Disney’s High School Musical also playing seasons in Hong Kong and Taiwan and Ghost The Musical playing Macau, Taiwan and Singapore. GWB is currently providing General Management on the upcoming Korean tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats.
In Australia, GWB coproduced the Australian premiere and national tour of Ghost The Musical in 2016 and in 2017 is coproducing the national Australian tour of the hugely successful West End production of 1984. In 2013, GWB also produced the sell-out concert of Broadway and film star Kristin Chenoweth at the Sydney Opera House.
In addition to the above, over the last 20 years, the directors of GWB have individually been intimately involved with many other significant theatrical productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Ghost The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Groundhog Day, Sunset Boulevard, Thriller Live, Evita, Hair, Avenue Q and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in territories as diverse Asia, Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.