Tickets are available now for Gorillaz animator Jamie Hewlett's opera, Monkey: Journey to the West, running from July 6-28 at New York City's Lincoln Center. The acrobatic show features music by Damon Albarn. Created with director Chen Shi-zheng, it is based on one of China's four classic novels, Journey to the West, and debuted in the UK six years ago. Hewlett's designed a new crew of characters for Monkey's New York run. Have an exclusive look at one, Buddhist Monk, a glassy-eyed, vaguely androgynous ascetic above. Three other new characters were also unveiled this week. Here's Monkey King, Pig Monster and River Demon.
For more on Gorillaz, read FADER's 2001 profile of the group.