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Marvin's Tip Sheet

September 29, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Center’s annual Prelude, showcasing important upcoming experimental performance in the city, is FREE and will be going on all day Oct. 7th, 8th, and 9th.  Get the complete schedule at 

New York’s great puppeteer Basil Twist, has a new show at the Abrons Arts Center featuring Joey Arias and Julie Muz and celebrating the founders of the Henry Street settlement a century ago, Alice and Irene Lewisohn.  Sisters Follies: Between Two Worlds plays Oct. 1st - 6th  Tix $40 with code ALICE.  466 Grand Street.  Tel. 212-598-0400.

Just in time for Halloween, the Players Theatre is offering a new musical, Sleepy Hollow, based on the Washington Irving classic.  Now in previews, it opens Oct. 5th and runs thru Nov. 8th.  Tix $42 to $62, 20% off with code Show Tix. From Oct. 11th onward, the musical Alica in Wonderland will play in repertory with Sleepy Hollow on Saturday and Sunday mornings and matinees.  Tix $35-$50, discounted to $28-$40 with code TMANIA.   115 Macdougal St.   Tel. 212-351-3101 for Sleepy Hollow, 866-811-411 for Alice.

The Metopolitan Playhouse, specializing in historic American drama, is opening its 24th season with Arthur Richman’s hit 1921 comedy, The Awful Truth, which inspired no less than four Hollywood films.  Playing thru Oct. 18th.  Tix $26, students $21.  220 East 4th St.  Tel. 800-838-3006.

Two strong pieces by differently-abled performers are upcoming at La Mama.  The Rome-based D’Ambrosi company will perform Medea there Oct. 8th -18th, an unusual project in several ways.  The actors has have psychiatric disabilities (down syndrome etc) and also they perform in Attic Greek.  This production played at La Mama in 2011 and was stunning.   Tix $25, students $20.  From Oct. 15th to Nov. 3rd, Gardiner Comport, an actor with Tourette Syndrome, will present his The Elephant in Every Room I Enter.  Tix $18, students $13.   66 East 4th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The Indie band, The Lisps, is presenting an “Avant-Americana musical,” Futurity with an alternative Civil War universe and an army composed of thirteen musicians.  At the Soho Rep. Oct. 6th thru Nov. 8th.  (but first two weeks already sold out)    Tix. (after Oct. 20th) $35, 99-cent tix distributed at the theatre Oct. 11th and 15th beginning at 7:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis.   46 Walker Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Discount tix for the Manhattan Theatre Club offering of the new David Lindsay-Abaire comedy, Ripcord, starring Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor, are available at $59 (regularly $90) with the code F&F.  At the City Center thru Dec. 6th.  131 West 55 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.

Laurie Anderson’s new installation and performance piece, Habeas Corpus, will be presented at the Park Avenue Armory Oct. 2nd - 4th. Tix $45.   643 Park Avenue.  Tel. 212-618-3930.

Marionette lovers should note the New York premiere of Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center Sept. 20th thru Oct. 10th.  Tix $25.  450 West 37 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The Pearl Theatre has opened its season with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by a cast of five.  Thru Oct. 31st.  Tix $40 and $65.  555 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-563-9261.

A staged reading of Mosque Alert, by Jamil Khoury, founder of Silk Road Rising in Chicago, will take place twice in this area in October.  Oct. 15th at 7:00pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 West 14 St and Oct. 16th at 10 a.m. at the Kupferbert Center in Flushing, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.  The work deals with resistance to the establishment of an Islamic cultural center in a town in Illinois.  Seating free but limited.  RSVP to

A two actor version of the C.S. Lewis classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is being presented at St. Luke’s Theatre on Saturday mornings at 11:00am  thru Nov. 29th.  Tix. $20.  308 West 46 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

This Is Not A Theatre Company is offering a new immersive theatre production, Versailles 2015, written by Charles Mee,  in an actual NYC apartment at 7:00pm and 9:00pm on the Friday evenings of Oct. 9th,16th, 30th and November 6th,13th, and 20th.  Tix $25.  RSVP at[]

Musicals Tonight begins its season of staged readings this month with the Gershwins’ Oh, Kay! October 13th - 25th and Cole Porter’s Out of This World Oct. 27th - Nov. 8th.  All tix $26.25.  At the Lion Theatre, 410 West 42. Street.  Tel. 212-239-6200. 

The Broken Box Mime theatre explores how we related to what is above, below, here and now in their new piece, Above Below at HERE Oct. 2nd - 25th.  Tix $25.  145 Sixth Ave.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

BAM is offering a multimedia chamber opera from South African artist William Kentridge, Refuse the Hour, Oct. 22nd - 25th.  Tix $30 to $95.  30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, Tel. 718-636-4100.

The Youth Onstage! Actors at the Catillo Center will present Antigone Sept. 25th - Oct. 3rd.  Tix $24.  543 West 42 St. Tel. 212-941-1234.

The Gob Squad’s Before Your Very Eyes, created with 9-14 year old children from the NYC area, will be presented at the Public Oct. 17th thru Nov. 19th.  Member tix $25 and $35.  Non member tix start at $45.  425 Lafayette St.  Tel. 212-539-7555.

The Red Bull is doing a season kick-off benefit reading of George Etherege’s classic Restoration comedy, The Man of Mode, Oct. 26th at Playwright’s Horizons.  Tix $75.  416 West 42 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

World premiere of a new musical at the York, Jerry Bock’s Rothschild & Sons, a reworking of the 1970 musical The Rothschilds, Oct. 6th thru Nov. 8th. 619 Lexington Ave (at 54 Street).  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Those interested in alcoholism, musicals, or film musicals should check out The Alcoholic Movie Musical! by performance artist Cynthia Hopkins about the creation of such a piece.  At the Bushwick Star Oct. 7th - 31st.  Tix $18, reduced to $15 every Wednesday (Artists Night) with code ARTIST.  207 Starr Street, Brooklyn. 

The Keen Company is presenting Graham Greene’s Travels with My Aunt thru Nov. 14th.  Tix $35 thru Oct. 14th and $42 for rest of run with discount code TRKEEN (regular $62.50).  At the Clurman on Theatre Row, 410 West 42.  Tel.  212-947-8844.