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Marvin's Tip Sheet

March 15, 2017

The world premiere of the new SITI company production, Chess Match No. 5, is now in previews, will open March 19th and run through April 2nd. It is based on the writings of John Cage and is part chess game, part live art performance and part music happening, directed by Anne Bogart.  Preview performances $20 with code PREVIEWS20 and discount tix after opening $35 with code SITI35.  June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36 St.  Tel. 212-352-3101.


Discount tix available for the Broadway version of Oslo, the story behind the Oslo Peace Accords.  Tix  $79 and $89 for March 23-April 13.$89 and $99 April 14th-June 18th with code OSTHM2.  Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

David Ives’ newest adaptation of a French classic comedy, The Metromaniacs, from Alexis Piron, will be given a reading at the Red Bull on Monday, March 20th.  Tix $42 and $64.  At the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.  Tel.  866-811-4111.

A week long celebration of contemporary Black theatre entitled Black Sustainability, will take place at the Lark Theatre April 3rd-7th.  After a kick off panel, each evening a new play is process will be given a reading.  Complete program on the Lark Website.  3ll West 43 St.  Tel. 212-246-2676.  Admission free but online reservations recommended.

The Old Vic production of O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape will be presented at the Amory on Park March 25th thru April 22nd.

Two contemporary mystery plays by leading Scandinavian playwrights are being presented in rotating repertory at the Gene Frankel Theatre thru April 4th.  They are Journey in Light and Shadow by Stig Dalager of Denmark and Marty’s Shadow by Stig Dagerman of Sweden.  Tix $20, students $15, 5$ off with code VR5.  24 Bond Street.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

The Yiddish classic, God of Vengeance, inspiration for Paula Vogel’s Indecent, is being revived by the Yiddish Repertory March 14th thru March 26th at St. Clement’s.  In Yiddish with English supertitles.  Tix $36.  423 West 46 St. Tel. 800-838-3006.

The last two musical revivals of the season at Musicals Tonight both open in March.  Now through March 26th is Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and from March 28th thru April 9th is Porter’s Du Barry Was a Lady.  Tix $32.25.  410 West 43 St.  Tel. 212-239-6200.

A rare gem from Jean Cocteau, The Knights of the Round Table, translated by W.H. Auden, will receive a reading by the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th, at Downtown Art.  Tix $25.  70 East 4th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The Epic Youth Theatre Ensemble at the National Black Theatre is offering a Much Ado About Nothing Remix March 18th-21st.  Free (register on website).  2031 Fifth Ave at 125 St.  Tel. 212-239-1770.

The new Horton Foote Prize-winning comedy of cultural conflict, The Profane, by Zayd Dohrn, is playing at Playwright’s Horizons March 17th thru April 30th.  Tix $49-$89 (discounted to $49-$59 with code PROTN).  416 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

In the tradition of Anna Deveare Smith, Dael Orlandersmith recreates interviews with eight St. Louis residents after the shooting of Michael Brown.  Her Under the Flood will be presented in benefit performance at the HB studio March 20th and 21st only. Tix $75-$250 (2/3 tax  deductible).  120 Bank Street. Tel. 212-675-2370.

Those of you in Park Slope (or nearby) should be aware of the work of the Gallery Players, which offers an ambitious ongoing program.  On the bill right now is Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth, running thru March 26th. Tix $25. 199 14th St., Brooklyn.  Tel. 866-811-4111.