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Marvin's Tip Sheet

January 1, 2017



The Donmar Warehouse Tempest, the finale to Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy, will be present at St. Ann’s Jan. 13th thru Feb. 19th. Tix $56-$66 (partial view $26)  45 Water St.  Brooklyn, Tel. 718-254-8779

The Kitchen opens the new years with two striking pieces.  First is French visual artist Philippe Quesnes’ La Mélancolie des dragons January 10th to 14th, Tix $25. Then Paulina Olowska’s Slavic Goddesses—A Wreath of Ceremonies January 26th to 28th, based on the visionary work of the Polish artist Zofia Stryjenska.Tix $20.  512 West 19th St.  Tel. 212-255-5793.

The Abrons Arts Center is reviving its American Realness Festival for the eighth year running Jan. 5th -10th day and night.  13 companies, 45 performances by marginal and subversive artists. Visit the website for complete program.  Most tix $20, festival passes $100.  466 Grand Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Project Shaw 2017 will feature readings of plays featuring Shaw’s women and will begin January 15th with Mrs. Warren’s Profession.  Tix $35.  Symphony Space, Broadway at 95.  Tel. 212-864-5400.

Albatross, a solo performance piece by Benjamin Evett based on The Time of the Ancient Mariner, will be presented at 59 East 59 Jan 12th thru Feb. 12th.  Tix $35.  59 East 59th St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

Coming up at La Mama as part of the Coil Festival (for complete listing of events go to the P.S. 122 website), Jan 4th - 8th, Meeting, feature two live performances and 64 robotic instruments, and then Jan. 5th - 8th Real Magic, by the leading British company Forced Entertainment. Tix to each $20.  Coil pass (8 tix) $122.   66 East 4th St.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

30% off discount tix available for The Front Page with Nathan Lane, John Goodman and others.  Tix $59-$119 with code FPBBX613.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

Holden, inspired by Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Plays at the New Ohio Jan. 5th -14th.  Tix $25, discounted to $20 with code RYE20.  154 Christopher St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Miles Malleson 1933 “un-romantic” comedy, published but never produced, is finally being premiered by the Mint Theatre, thru Feb. 18th Tix $65.  Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-315-9434.

Next up at CSC is David Ives’ translation of Corneill’s The Liar. Jan. 11th - Feb. 26th.   Discount tix are available at $45 with code LIARTM.  136 West 13 St.  Tel 866-811-4111.

BAM is offering a revival of Martin McDonag’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane Jan. 11th - Feb. 5th.  Tix $25 to $95.  30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn.  Tel. 718-636-4100.

Incident at Hidden Temple, a new mystery set in 1943 China is being offered by the Pan Asian Repertory Jan 21st thru Feb. 12th.  Tix $43 with code TFHiddenSm.  At the Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-239-6200.

One of my favorite puppet companies, the Wakka Wakka ensemble, is bringing their new musical work, Made in China to 59 East 59 Jan. 10th thru Feb. 19th.  Tix $25 Jan. 10th only, then $35 Jan. 11th -15th and $60 later.  59 East 59 St.  Tel. 212-753-5959.

The May-Yi Theater Company teams up with The Norwegian Hapa Band to present a rock musical based on Ibsen’s Peer Gynt Jan. 17th thru Feb. 11th.  At A.R.T., 502 West 53 St.  Tel. 212-971-4862.

New York city Opera is presenting a new production of Bernstain’s Candide  Jan 5th thru Jan. 15th.  Tix $20-$160.50.  Broadway at 60th.   Tel. 212-721-6500.