Marvin's Tip Sheet
April 21, 2013
Noel and Company continues its Eva Le Gallienne Festival with a presentation of Ferenc Molnar’s Liliom, the play upon which Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s musical Carousel is based. One night only at the historic Players Club (formerly the home of Edwin Booth), Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm. Tickets $25. 16 Gramercy Park South. Tel. 646-469-6402.
Atlantic Theatre is presenting the world premiere of a new John Guare play, 3 Kinds of Exile, dealing with a trio of Eastern European emigres. Discount tix of $49.50 are available with the code EXTC. 336 West 20th St. Tel. 866-811-4111.
The New York City Opera has returned to its original home at City Center, which it left in 1965 to move to Lincoln Center. They opened this month with Rossini’s Moses in Egypt and are continuing April 21st-27th with Offenbach’s La Perichole. Tix $25-$235. 131 West 55 St. Tel. 212-581-1212.
How about Hamlet for $10? The Folding Chair Classical Theatre is offering a minimalist production—seven actors in an empty space with no props or sets—just their bodies and the text. Through May 4th. Tix $10 with discount code GHOST. Access Theatre 380 Broadway. Tel. 212-868-4444. Dion Boucicault’s classic melodrama dealing with the financial crisis of 1837, The Poor of New York, is being presented by Columbia Stages at the Connelly Theatre April 24th to 27th. Tix. $15. 220 East 4th St. Tel. 866-811-4111.
CSC is presenting Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle May 3rd-June9th and is offering discount tix at $45 with code CCCBBOX. 136 East 13 St, Tel. 212-352-3101.
More Brecht (and Weill), a production of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at the MSM Opera Theater April 24th-28th. Tix $30, students $15. 122nd and Broadway. Tel. 917-493-4428.
How about a Forbidden Broadway-style review conceived by some of New York’s favorite drag queens? This is Distorted Broadway, running alternate Fridays (the next one is April 26th) at 10 p.m. Tix $15 food/drink minium, but full dinner and bar available. Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42 St. Tel. 212-352-3101.
Deirdre Kinahan’s much honored (at its 2012 Dublin premiere) new play, These Halcyon Days, will have its US premiere at the Irish Arts Center May 7th-June 2nd. Tix $28 with discount code THD28. 553 West 51 Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Horizon Theatre Rep is reviving Jean Genet’s The Balcony, thru June 2nd. Tix $18. Access Theater, 380 Broadway (at White St.) . Tel. 212-868-4444.
The Song of Norway, a spectacle operetta based on the music of Edward Grieg, was hugely popular in London and New York in the 1940s. It is being performed by the Collegiate Chorale and a group of Broadway stars on Tuesday April 30th (6:30 p.m.) at Carnegie Hall. Tix $12.50 to $145. Student discounts at box office. 57 St. at 7th Ave. Tel. 212-247-7800.
P.S. 122 is presenting two Art Hampton experimental productions, each involving only two audience particpants interacting with electronic devices of various kinds. The Quet Volume runs April 29th thru May 5th and Cue China May 1st to 5th. Tix to each $10. At the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. Tel. 212-352-3101.
I do not normally mention films, but make an exception for those of particular theatre interest, and that is certainly the case with Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, a wonderful documentary of the career and musings of this major figure in the modern American theatre. At the Film Forum thru April 25th (may be extended). 209 West Houston. Tel. 212-727-8110.
Discount tix to the Broadway musical Nice Work if You Can Get it are available with code NYTM1223. Discount prices: $79-$99. At the Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45 St. Tel. 212-947-8844.
Discount tix for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella available thru May 25th. $39.50-$99.50 with discount code CITIMN4. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway at 53 St. Tel. 212-947-8844.
Discount tix for the Off-Broadway classic The Fantasticks available thru April 30th with code TMSTEAL. Discount $59.50 (regular $83). Snapple Theater Center, 1627 Broadway (near 50th), Tel. 212-921-7862.
Mass, the new production at The Brick, sounds like a fascinating combination of elements. Two contemporary girlfriends retell the story of the tortured relationship of Van Gogh and Gaugin in a new rock musical set in 2015-2018 New York, Vancouver, and Shanghai. With an all-female cast and live rock band. Thru 8th at the Brick. Tix. $18. 579 Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Tel. 866-811-4111.
Rodgers and Hart’s On Your Toes is being revived in the City Center Encores Series May 8th-12th. Discount tix at $24 to $48 are available with code THMENC3. 131 West 55 St., Tel. 212-581-1212.