That's Shanghai takes a look at the best of the week...
Apr 11 - May 10: Wicked
Schwartz’s hit musical goes back to the Land of Oz, telling the stories
of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. While the
film paints the Wicked Witch as a villain, Wicked has fun with its
story, recasting her as a victim to the Wizard’s corrupt government. The
show has won three Tony Awards and been seen by more than two million
Apr 11-May 10, 7.15pm (Tues-Sun) and 2pm (Sat-Sun). Shanghai Culture Square, see event listing.
Apr 12-13: Sinne Eeg Quartet
of Scandinavia’s premier female jazz vocalists, Eeg has won the Danish
Music Award for best Danish Vocal Jazz Album of the Year three times.
She brings her quartet to the refined confines of JZ Club for a pair of
shows. Charles Foldesh Trio opens.
Apr 12-13, 8.30pm, RMB100. JZ Club, see event listing.
Apr 14: Borrowed Identity
takes over Elevator with some help from the rising German new
school house and techno producer. He’s released tracks on Ostgut Ton and
Let’s Play House, while remixing the likes of Ben Sims and Jacques
Apr 14, 10pm-late, RMB80. Elevator, see event listing.
Apr 14-15: Giselle
romantic ballet was first performed in 1841 at Salle Le Peletier in
Paris. The show remains hugely popular with Shanghai Ballet reviving
choreographer Marius Petipa’s version, which he staged with the Imperial
Ballet in St. Petersburg in the late 19th century.
Apr 14-15, 7.30pm, RMB80-680. Shanghai International Dance Center, see event listing.
Apr 14-15: Paul Ogata
Kung Fu Komedy favorite returns with his edgy, often-improvised and
always hilarious show. The winner of the prestigious San Francisco
International Comedy Competition, Ogata has guested on Showtime’s
Pacific Rim Comedy, Comedy Centrals’s Live at Gotham and The Late Late
Apr 14-15, 9pm (Fri) 8pm and 10pm (Sat), RMB170-200. Kung Fu Komedy, see event listing.
Apr 14-15: Femme De La Crème Saloon
Entertainment presents this new series of intimate performances mixing
dancing, singing, pole dance and comedy. Prepare to be enchanted by
veteran vixens and dabbling debuts. Royal Dancing will be showcasing
their best students and Lash Lush will glamorize one lucky guest through
a makeover. Dress code: vintage/cocktail affair. Tickets available at
Apr 14-15, 9pm, RMB150-200. The Pearl, see event listing.
Apr 15: Hamlet
Live is an initiative that brings the best of West End theater to the
rest of the world by filming live productions. They’re screening Olivier
Award-winning director Lindsay Turner’s hit adaptation of Shakespeare’s
classic tragedy. Ten million tickets were sold out within seconds for
the 12-week show that starred Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Apr 15, 2pm, RMB150. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, see event listing.
Apr 15: Cloud Nothings
as ‘a band incapable of writing a bad song,’ the Pitchfork approved
group specialize in hooky, lo-fi rock. They’ve drawn comparisons to
Guided by Voices, worked with iconic producer Steve Albini and have
received raves for last year’s Life Without Sound. Lao Ayi opens.
Apr 15, 8.30pm, RMB120-150. Yuyintang, see event listing.
Apr 15: Gaika
Offline and Genome present the Brixton-based producer and singer
who’s been dubbed “electronic music’s answer to Basquiat,” thanks to his
powerful strain of forwardthinking electronic dancehall.
Apr 15, 10pm-late, RMB80. DADA, see event listing.
Apr 16: No Man’s Land
National Theatre Live screening of Harold Pinter’s classic story of two
old writers getting drunk stars famed thespians (and noted besties)
Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan.
Apr 16, 2pm and 7.15pm, RMB100-150. Shanghai Grand Theatre, see event listing.
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