New York Theatre Highlights

The New Group offers Clueless, a musical set in 90s Beverly Hills based on Jane Austin’s Emma Nov. 20 thru Jan. 13.  Tix $85-$125.  480 West 42 St.  Tel. 279-4200.


An adaptation of the classic Chinese tale, The Emperor’s Nightingale, will be offered by Pan Asian Repertory Nov. 25 thru Dec. 16.  Tix 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 239-6200.


A new work by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Prisoner, will be presented at the Theatre for a New Audience  Nov. 24 thru Dec. 16.  Student tix $20, and discount tix $35 for performances 11/24-11/26 with code PRISONER35, THEN $55 FOR PERFORMANCES 11/28-Dec. 2 with code PRISONER55, regular $40. 262 Ashland Place.  Tel 866-811-4111.


Hype Man: a break beat play at the Flea explores contemporary racial tensions with hip hop rhythms.  Thru Dec. 10.  Tix. $15-17.  20 Thomas St.  Tl. 226-0051.


The Hello Girls, a new musical at the Prospect Theatre, deals with bilingual women telephone operators and early fministsduring and after the First World War.  Thru Dec. 22.  Tix. 40,55 thru Nov. 20, then $60-55-$75.55.  59 East 59 St.  Tel. 646-892-7999.  Also at 50 East 50 a jazz fantasia for two actors, Vivian’s Music, 1969 is an imaginative recreation of the life of a black girl shot that real in a segregated Midwestern city.  Thru Dec. 2.  Tix. $27.55.


Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love will be revived at the Theater for the New City Nov. 15-Dec. 3.  Tix. $18.  155 First Avenue.  Tel. 254-1109.


Discount tix for the Ethiopian Circus Abyssinia at the New Victory are available with the code CATM18 for $29.50 and $47.25.  209 West 42 St.  Tel. 643-223-3010.


Endurance artist Ron Athey will give three performances of his new piece, Acephalous Monster as a part of the PosthumanSeries at the Performance space Nov. 14-16.  Tix $25, students $14.  150 First Ave. Tel. 477-5819.


The Dylan Thomas holiday classic, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, will be presented at the Irish Rep Nov. 28 thru Dec. 20.  Tix $50 and $70, but $24 tix available for previews thru Dec. 2.  132 West 22 St. Tel. 727-2737.


A new S, Karlin piece, Betrayed by the Mind II, will be presented at the 13 Street Repertory Nov. 21 thru Dec. 2,  Tix $25.  50 West 13 St.  Tel. 800-838-3006.


Discount tix are available for the new musical The Other Josh Cohn at the Westside Theatre thru Dec. 23.  Tix $45 (reg. $59-$89) with code JCSMTX45.  407 West 43 St.  Tel. 947-8844.

Shanghai Theatre Highlights

The Performance of the 4th Shanghai International Comedy Festival

Mustard, wang dun guo wei; The death of a minor official, Yan qinggu

November 25th 07:15pm


Shanghai Huangpu Theatre. No.780 East Beijing Road,Shanghai.

Produced by Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company



“Beauty Lies in Ugliness” –Three Generations of Buffoons and Comedians Concert

December 16th 01:30pm


Shanghai Huangpu Theatre. No.780 East Beijing Road,Shanghai.

Produced by Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company



Youth Track——Performance of Report

Beijing Opera Xue Pinggui Leave the Cave Dwelling. Sun Yajun, Fang Murong.

Beijing Opera Yue Fei’s Mother Tattooed Him Hu Jing. Zhao Hongyun, Ge Xiangru.

Beijing Opera Worship the Tower. CAI Xiaoying, Guo Wei.

Beijing Opera Muhuguan Pass. Dong Hongsong, Yu Wei, Wang Ziyang, Lu Lin, li Chun, Sun Yige and so on.

December 22, 01:30pm.

Zhou Xinfang Theatre Space, No1198,Tianyaoqiao Road, Shanghai.

RMB 280, 280 (public welfare 160) 180, 100, 50

When you buy tickets online, please choose the orange 280 yuan municipal public welfare ticket. When you pay, the system automatically changes the discount price to 160 yuan.

The Marvin Carlson Theatre Center, Shanghai Theatre Academy

The Marvin Carlson Theatre Center was officially opened on the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) campus in 2015; its mission dedicated to developing academic connections between the Chinese and American academic communities through the exchange of students and faculty, the offering of courses, and other activities.

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About Marvin Carlson

Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and the Calloway Prize.  He is the founding editor of the journals Western European Stages (now European Stages), and Arab Stages; and the author of over two hundred and fifty scholarly articles in the areas of theatre history, theatre theory and dramatic literature. He is the director of the Marvin Carlson Theatre Center at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.  Among his books are The Theatre of the French Revolution (1966), Goethe and the Weimar Theatre (1978), Theories of the Theatre (1984), Places of Performance (1989), Performance: A Critical Introduction (1996), The Haunted Stage (2001), Speaking in Tongues (2006), Theatre is More Beautiful than War (2009), The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (with Khalid Amine, 2012) and Hamlet’s Shattered Mirror (2016).  His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

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