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Marvin's Tip Sheet

"Marvin’s Tip Sheet" is a bi-monthly publication about current productions in the New York City area. It is compiled by Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Performance, Comparative Literature, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Prof. Carlson’s Tip Sheet

September 15, 2019


A welcome new ticketing strategy is being used by The Playwrights Realm. Presenting Anna Moench’s Mothers through October 12th.  “Forward” tix are $60, “Affordable” tix are $30 and “Welcome” tix are only $5, the rest is being paid by “Forward” patrons. At the Duke, 229 West 42nd Street. Tel. 646-223-3010.
Fern Hill, a comedy about three elderly couples who decide to live together, plays at 59 East 59 through October 20th. Tix $75.50. Tel. 646-892-7999.
Brave New World has remounted its site-specific production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge on a grain barge in the Hudson River, through September 29th. Tix $18-$25. At the Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn. Tel. 866-811-4111.
New Ohio is presenting the US premiere of a new work by Quebequois author Guillaume Corbet, See You about an internet friendship. Through September 21st. Tix $25. 154 Christopher Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Jessica Hagendorn’s Felix Starro, the first off-Broadway musical created by Filipino Americans, plays on Theatre Row through September 21st. Tix $79. 410 West 42nd Street. Tel. 212-971-4862.
Atlantic for Kids presents the world premiere of Charlie One-Oh, a musical for kids of all ages about a lonely child's 10th birthday with imaginary monster friends. September 28th-October 20th. Tix $21.50, children $16.50. 336 West 20th Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Jack Thorne’s new play, Sunday, about a group or young intellectuals discovering themselves, is running at the Atlantic through October 13th. Tix $25-$86.50. 336 West 20th Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
The Antigone of the leading Japanese experimental director Stoshi Miyagi, will be at the Armory September 25th-October 6th. Tix $35-$175. 43 Park Avenue. Tel. 212-616-3930.
The Constitution: A Secular Oratorio a performative presentation of our founding document, will be revived by the Vertical Player Repertory, September 17th (Constitution Day) to September 29th. Tix $35. 219 Court Street, Brooklyn. Tel. 800-838-3006.
A new musical presenting Macbeth as owner of a burger franchise is entitled Scotland, Pa, and will be presented by Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theatre through December 8th. Tix $79 and $99, discounted to $59 and $79 with coed SPABBOX2. 111 West 46th Street. Tel. 212-719-1300.
Horton Foote’s Pulitzer Prize Winning 1995 play, The Young Man from Atlanta, is being revived at the Signature Theatre November 5th to December 8th. Tix $35. 480 West 42nd Street. Tel. 212-244-7529.
Rattlestick is presenting a promenade tribute to a departed New York institution, Novenas for a Lost Hospital through October 15th. Tix $61. 218 West 11th Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Robert Anderson’s I Never Sang for My Father is being revived by Chain Theatre through September 22nd. Tix $25, students $15. 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor. Tel. 866-811-4111.
The 33rd annual Strawberry One-Act Festival takes place at Theatre 54 September 18th-24th. 3-4 original plays presented for two evenings in five different series. For complete listing see the festival website. There are also two full length plays in the festival, Baldwin's Nigger, about James Baldwin, and Adjustments by Ellen Orchid, both September 20th-22nd.  Tix for each $27. 244 West 54th Street. Tel. 646-623-3488.
Musicals in Mufti is hosting a Cole Porter season with the 1929 Fifty Million Frenchmen, September 28th through October 6th. Tix $50. 619 Lexington Avenue. Tel. 866-811-4111.
The Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting a rare revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra on Theatre Row September 3rd through October 12th. Tix $49 with code TRCCTR. 410 West 42nd Street. Tel. 212-947-8844.
Red Bull’s fall theatre production at the Cherry Lane is American Moor, a one-man show presenting a black actor trying to come to terms with the character of Othello, through October 5th. Tix $47-$77 with discount code AMRBT40. 38 Commerce Street. Tel. 212-352-3101.
Bess Wohl’s drama of illusion and reality, Make Believe, has been extended at Second Stage through September $15. Tix $59 and $79 with code 2STMB1. 305 West 43rd Street. Tel. 212-541-4516.
At LaMama in September Bro-Tox, a study of the decline of white male America through September 21st. This is Why We Live, a Canadian multimedia piece based on the  poetry  of Wislawa Szymborska, September 19th-28th. Somewhere at the Beginning, a solo dance piece mixing autobiography and African History September 26th through September 28th. Tix $25, students $20. 74A East 4th Street. Tel. 212-352-3101.
Harvey Feinstein opens a new solo show Bella Bella, in which he portrays the legendary Bella Abzug, at Manhattan Theatre Club October 1st. Tix $89 with code F&FBEL. 131 West 55th Street. Tel. 212-581-1212.
British comedienne Luissa Omielan is presenting a solo show at Soho Rep, God is a Woman, through October 6th. Tix $39. 15 Van Dam Street. Tel. 212-691-7173.