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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.


November 15, 2017


Verbatim stores from the underground immigrant community form the basis for En Garde Arts’ Undocumented, running in Joe’s Pub at the Public from Nov 19 to 25.  Tix $20-$50.  425 Lafayette St.  Tel. 212-967-7555.

An interactive musical version of Les Liaisons dangereuses was perhaps inevitable and here it is, Cruel Intentions: The Musical playing at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village from Nov 17 through Jan 29.  Standing Room $59; General Table Seating $79 (reduced to $59 with code TCCRB1). 158 Bleecker St.  Tel. 212-505-3474.

Bulldozer, a new rock musical about the life of Robert Moses, will run Nov 25 through Jan 7 at St. Clement’s.  Discount tix at $39 and $48 (reg. $65 and $80) if ordered before Dec 1 with code BULLDOZERBS. 423 West 46th St. Tel. 866-811-4111.

A modern reworking of the Greek classic story of Alcestis, The Briefly Dead, will be offered at 59E59 Theaters Nov 16 through Dec 10. Tix $25. Tel. 212-279-4200. 

Fiasco Theatre will present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company from Nov 29 through Jan 6. Tix $60 (discounted to $50 with code MANIA). 136 East 13th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Immersive theatre fans, note the upcoming “Immersive Guerrilla Folk Opera” Counting Sheep at the 3LD Art and Technology Center Nov 28 through Dec 17.  Participate in a re-enactment of the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine — dance, sing, eat, hurl foam rubber bricks, dodge men with guns, all with a background of Ukranian folk polyphonic music. Risers $49.50, benches $59.50, VIP table $79.50. 80 Greenwich St. Tel. 212-645-0374.

Here's the perfect occasion for those who feel their Christmas season is not complete without a view of Dickens’ Christmas Carol but whose holiday schedule is already full to bursting — a fifteen-minute version with 2 actors playing 14 characters.  Nov 28 through Dec 8.  Free.  For dates, times and places visit the New York Classical Theatre website. 

Tree Pop, a performance piece built upon puppets and performing objects, will be given at HERE Nov 30 through Dec 10.  Tix $25. 145 6th Ave. Tel. 212-352-3101.

The New Group presents a work based on the 1976 race riot in Washington Square Park, Downtown Race Riot, through Dec 23.  Tix. $45 up to Dec 2, and $59 after.  At the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

New York’s hedonistic over-the-top Company XIV returns with its Nutcracker Rouge for the season (through Jan 14).  Cabaret seating $65-$300. 383 Troutman Street, Brooklyn. Tel. 866-811-4111.

Red Roses, Green Gold, a musical based on the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, offers discount tix of $48-$59 (reg. $58-$88) with code TKCEN1. At the Minetta Lane Theatre through Jan 7. 18 Minetta Lane. Tel. 800-745-3000.
 
The Axis Theatre presents its sixteenth winter show for children, Seven in One Blow, from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Dec. 1-17.  Kids $5, seniors and students $10, general $15. 1 Sheridan Square. Tel 866-811-4111.

Toys, a dark fairy tale by Saviana Stanescu, comes from Los Angeles to 59E59 Theaters through Nov 26.  Tix $25. Tel. 279-4200.

Discount tix for Susan Miller’s new work, 20th Century Blues are available at $49 (reg $79) with code TMBLST.  Running thru Jan 28 at the Signature Center, 480 West 42 St. Tel. 212-279-4200.

The York Theatre is presenting three new musicals Nov 30 through Dec 15: Charleston Harbor, the story of a Civil War slave who stole a Confederate gunship Nov 30 and Dec 1; Dorothy Dandridge, the story of the black film star Dec 7 and 8, and Bread and Roses, about an undocumented Mexican woman Dec 14 and 15. Each $20. 502 West 53 St. Tel. 866-811-4111.

The New Yiddish Rep is presenting Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! In Yiddish Nov 25 through Dec. 24 at the 14th Street Y. Tix $45. 344 East 14th St. Tel. 646-395-4210.