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Marvin's Tip Sheet

January 15, 2015

Civility, a new creation by The Syndicate at the Brick Theatre, proposes “to queer The Bacchae,” for all those of you who did not think The Bacchae was queer enough already.  Running thru this weekend.  Tix $15 or line $20 at the door.  579 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn (Lorimer stop, L train).  Tel. 866-811-4111. 

Charles Mee’s Big Love, based on Aeschylus’ The Danaids, directed by Tina Landau, will be offered at Signature Theatre Feb. 3rd thru March 15th.  Tix $25.  480 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-244-7529. 

Special winter discounts are being offered thru Feb. 28th for the Broadway production of On the Town.  Tix regularly $99 to $157 are discounted to $69 to $89 with code 2BBOX.  Tel. 877-250-2929.  Lyric Theatre, 213 West 42 St.

A new musical play at the York, Paris in Texas, bases its score on spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns.  Jan. 27th thru March 1st.  Tix $67.50.  619 Lexington Ave (at54).  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Miwa Yanagi is appearing at the Japan Society Jan 29, 30, and 31 in Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape, about the notorious Japanese female radio announcer of WW2.  Tix $35.  English subtitles.  333 East 47 St.  Tel. 212-832-1155.

David Eldridge’s international success, Festen, will be presented by Columbia Stages at the Connelly Theater Jan. 28th-31st.  Tix $15, seniors $5.  220 East 4th St.  Tel. 866-550-3408.

A revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s 1988 The Heidi Chronicles will be presented at the Music Box Theatre beginning February 23rd.  Box Office opens Jan. 26th.  Tix $89-$139, discounted to $69-$85 for performance Feb. 23rd-March 18th and $69-$95 for performances March 20th-April 16th with discount code HCDMX1215.   239 West 45 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844,

The National Black Theatre is doing a staged reading January 22 of Keith Adkins’ The People Before the Park, based on the true story of Seneca Village, a community of free black property owners that was destroyed in 1857 for the construction of Central Park.  Admission free but reservations required.  Visit the Epic Theatre Ensemble Website.  2031 Fifth Avenue.

City Of, a new play by Anton Dudley, starring Suzanne Bertish, set in Paris, features such engaging characters as a gargoyle and the ghost of Paul Verlaine.  At the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre Jan 27th-Feb. 21st.  Tix $15, students $10.  416 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

La Mama is showcasing new voices in Queer performance in its Squirts, a Helix Queer Performance Network event, from Jan. 16th thru Jan. 25th.  For a night-to-night listing, see the La Mama website.  Tix $18, students $13.  At the Club, 74A East 4th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Tom Hewitt appears as Another Medea, a contemporary reworking of the classic myth at the Wild Project Jan. 14th-31st.  Tix starting at $40.  195 East 3rd St.  Tel. 800-838-3006.

The most popular plays from their Grand Guignol series are returning for 11 performances to the Flea Theatre Jan. 15th-25th.  Tix $15.  41 White St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Film Chinois, a theatrical noir mystery presented by Pan Asian Rep and set in Peking, China, in 1947, will play on Theatre Row Jan. 17th thru Feb. 8th.  Discout tix $36.25 with code TRFCSmart.  410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

James Ortiz’ The Woodsman, about the Tin Man of Oz, was so successful at 59 East 59 theatres last season that it is being revived there thru Feb. 22nd.  Tix $30.  The same theatre is offering The Road to Damascus Jan. 17th thru March 1st, but do not expect Strindberg.  This is a new play by Tom Dulack, dealing with a terrorist attack in Manhattan, apparently the work of Syrians.  Tix $70.   Tel. 212-279-4200.