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Marvin's Tip Sheet

March 24, 2014



Discount tix available for Daniel Radcliffe in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, coming to Broadway from London April 12th.  Discount tix $49-$99 April 12th-30th, and $59 to $109 May 1st-June 8th. With code CRBWYWLDS.  Cort theatre, 138 West 48th St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' long-awaited reworking of Boucicault, An Octoroon, will be presented by Soho Rep April 23rd thru May 6th.  Tix $35.  46 Walker Street.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

Stindberg’s To Damascus Part I, reset in Harlem 1962 will be presented by the August Strindberg Repertory theatre at the Gene Frankel Theatre April 20th thru May 11th.  Tix $17, students $12.  24 Bond Street.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

A free reading of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure will be given at the Culture Project March 28th and March 31st.  45 Bleecker Street.   Reserve seats at www.epictheatreensemble.org/measure-for-measure. Tel. 212-239-1779.

Lope de Vega’s gender-bending comedy La prueba de los ingenios, translated and adapted as The Labyrinth of Desire by Caridad Svitch, will be presented at Fordham April 3rd-5th and 9th-11th.  Tix $15, students $5.  Pope Auditorium, 113 West 60th (@Columbus).  Tel. 212-636-6340.

Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep, directed by Everett Quinton, is being given a fully staged revival at the Red Bull April 10th-May 17th.  Tix $20 to $75.  Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher St.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

Timelining at The Kitchen, is a combination of sculpture, site-specific interventions, and a performance enact whenever a viewer is present.  Free at the Kitchen Gallery thru April 19th.  Wesnesday-Saturday noon to 6 p.m.    Also at The Kitchen April 1st is Dick’s Last Stand, a 40-minute reenactment by artist Donelle Woolford of the last stand-up routine Richard Pryor performed in 1977 for his TV show.  Tix $10. 512 West 19th St  Tel. 212-255-5793.

HB Studio is presenting a free program, The Office Plays, ten-minute plays about the workplace from HB Studio playwrights. April 11th thru 27th.  124 Bank Street.  Limit 2 tix   Tel. 989-7856 to reserve.

Next up at the Foundry, The Box, a raucous satire by Marcus Gardley about a father and son, Deadlust and Icarus, lost in the labyrinths of the American prison system.  April 1th1 thru May 11th.  Tix $30.   At Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn.  Tel . 212-777-1444.

Stolen Chair continues its own unique brand of immersive theatre with Potion, a spoken word opera taking place in the giddy world of Charly’s bar, complete with drinks.  Tix $25 plus $20 cocktail flight.  20% discount with code SMATIX.  People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, Sundays in April at 7:00pm.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

Finally hear the witch’s side of Hansel and Gretel at Lincoln Center with Humperdinck’s music but a new revisionist book by Craig Shemin.  One (1) day only, April 5th, 11am and 1pm, Discount tix of $17 to $45 with code TMAN.  Avery Fischer Hall, 65 at Broadway.  Tel. 212-971-9500.

When a seminary student in Poland, the future Pope John Paul II was co-founder of the underground Rhapsodic Theatre.  One of his plays from that period, Our God’s Brother is being presented by the Storm Theatre April 4th thru May 3rd.  Tix $24, discounted to $18 if ordered before April 4th with code OGB18.  405 West 114 St.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

Hawaiian plays are not that common in New York, so do note the Pan Asian Repertory offering of Edward Sakamoto’s Fishing for Wives, a romantic comedy of errors set in 1913 Hawaii.  April 5th-27th at the Clurman on Theatre Row.  Tix. $54. Student discounts $25 with code TRStu25.  410 West 42 Street.  Tel. 212-239-6200.

Discount tix for the Roundabout revival of Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, regularly $82 are $69 with code DWFBBOX3. Thru April 13th.  111 West 46 St.  Tel 212-719-1300. 

Encores is presenting Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella April 2nd-6th. At NY City Center  Tix $30-$140.  131 West 44 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.

Kirk Bromley is among the few contemporary American dramatists maintaining the genre of witty verse comedy.  His highly praised 1996 Wants Unwisht Work about men who try to get into a feminist study group, will be given a reading at the Drama Book Shop on Saturday, April 5th.  Tickets are free, but you must reserve a seat at
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/play-reading-wants-unwisht-work-by-kirk-bromley-tickets-10962431929

Celebrate the 4th annual  Jacques Brel  birthday party on April 8th with renditions of his work at the Triad.  Tix $30 discounted to $15 with code TIGER 15. 158 West 72 St.  2nd floor. Tix. 800-828-3006

Ars Nova, that brought us Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812  last year, is now offering Charlatan, a one-man show by profession liar Vinny DePonto. Running thru April 12th.  Tix  $35.  511 West 54 St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

Richard Maxwell’s take on the story of Isolde will be presented by the New York City Plays at the Abrons Arts Center April 10th-26th.  Tix $25.  466 Grand Street.  Tel. 212-598-0400.

Solo performer Dan Hoyle offers a spectrum of contemporary American from a closeted gay fundamentalist to a hipster girl in San Francisco in his new show, The Real Americans, playing at the Culture Project thru April 20th.  Tix $35-$55, discounted to $25 with code SMATR25.  45 Bleecker St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Next up at the York, is “the revue of a lifetime” Inventing Mary Martin, beginning previews April 15th.  Preview discount tix (April 15th-26th; regular shows thru May 18th)  $48 with code MARY48.  619 Lexington Ave.  Tel. 212-935-5820.

The Japan Society’s program of readings of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation continues with Shiro Maeda’s absurdist drama Getting Lost at the Japan Society, March 31st.  Tix $12.  333 West 47 Street.  Tel. 212-715-1258.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch has returned to New York and to Broadway, and is in previews at the Belasco Theatre.  Select Mezzanine and Balcony seats are available for $69 with the code HIBBS303.  111 West 44 Street.  Tel. 212-947-8844.