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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

October 15, 2018

W Theatre presents the world premiere of a new work by Lauren Gunderson, Natural Shocks, Oct. 28th-Nov. 25th. Tix. $39, $59. 2162 Broadway at 76th. Tel. 212-765-1706.

CSC will present Brecht’s classic study of fascism, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Oct. 31st to Dec. 3rd.  Tix $75 for previews, $90 for performances, reduced to $59 and $69 with code ARTUROTM.  126 East 13th St. Tel. 212-352-3101.

Signature Theatre is reviving Will Eno’s Thom Pain(based on nothing) Oct. 23rd- Dec. 2nd.  Tix $35.   480 West 42nd St.  Tel. 212-244-7529.

The 1703 popular success in London, The Belle’s Stratagem, by one of the leading women playwrights of the period, Hannah Cowley, will receive a rare reading by the Resident Acting Company at the Players’ Club on October 29th.  Tix $35.  16 Gramercy Park South.  Tel. 212-475-6116.

The cheek by Jowl Measure for Measure will be offered at BAM Oct. 16th-21st.  Tix $35-$105.  651 Fulton St. Tel. 718-636-4100.

The Ma-Yi company begins its season with Seasar, about the encounter of a 16 year old Filipino boy’s with Shakespeare’s play.  Oct. 20th thru Nov. 1st.  Tix $30-$42.  410 West 42nd St. Tel. 212-971-4862.

Love, Linda, a one-woman show on the life of Mrs. Cole Porter, plays at the Triad Theater Oct. 17th-Nov. 10th.  Tix.  $35-$45. 158 West 72 St. Tel. 212-279-4200.

My Parsifal Conductor, an inside look at the premiere of Wagner's opera, will be presented at the West Side Y thru November 3rd. Discount tix $32 thru Oct. 10th, then $47 with code PMPCPLB. Regular $67.  10 West 64th St. Tel. 866-811-4111.

Kurt Vonnegut, much neglected on the NY stage, will have two revivals this month.  The zany comedy Happy Birthday Wanda June is being revived Oct. 18th-Nov. 29th at the Duke.  Tix $49-$96.   229 West 42nd St.  Tel. 212-757-9117.   Mother Night, based on his novel, is running thru Nov. 3rd at 59 East 59 Theatres. Discount tix $30 with code TCNIGHT.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

Also at 59 east 59, Goodbody, a shocker for Halloween, thru Nov. 4th.  Tix $25.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

Almelem at the Brick is a “Biblical backstager,” providing a story about the theatrical origins of Christianity.  Thru Oct. 27th.  This will be followed by a new comedy, Musical Chairs, about a three-person marriage.  Oct. 19th-27th.  Tix for either $20. 579 Metropolitan Ave.  Brooklyn. Tel. 866-811-4111.

Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale, The Selfish Giant, is being offered as a musical for children at the Players Theatre on weekends at 11th and 3rd thru Nov. 11th.  Tix. $32-$52. 115 Macdougal Tel. 866-811-4111.

Anne Lucas’ study of addiction, Recovery, plays at the Theatre for the New City through Oct. 28th.  Tix $18, students $15. 155 First Ave. Tel. 212-868-4444.

Target Margin is reviving its acclaimed variations on the 1001 Nights, Pay No Attention to the Girl Oct. 25th thru Nov. 11th.  Tix $30 (discounted to $20 with code NIGHTSWAP).  At the DOXSEE, 232 52nd St., Sunset Park Brooklyn.  Tel. 718-398-3095.

Prospect Theatre Company is presenting a concert performance of Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Times Center Oct. 20th.  Tix $25-$55.  242 West 41st St.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

An immersive feminist disaster play with song and dance, entitled some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat, can be experienced at The Callapsable Hole Oct. 20th thru Nov. 3rd.  Tix $20 thru 10/19, then $25.  155 Bank Street.  Tel. 800-838-3006.

Ming Pfeiffer’s new play, Usual Girls, has opened the Roundabout Underground Season and runs thru Dec. 9th All tix $25. 11 West 46 St. Tel. 212-719-1300.

Kate Tarker's new play, Thunderbodies, set in the not too distant future, plays at the Soho Rep Oct. 16th thru Nov. 18th.  Tix. $35 discounted to $25 with code THUNDER25.  46 Walker St.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

Words on the Street, a modern morality music theatre event based on the poems of Anna Rabinowitz, will be presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center Oct. 26th-Nov. 4th.  Tix $36, students $16.  55 Lexington Ave.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Discount tix for Kenneth Lonergren's The Waverly Gallery on Broadway with Elaine May are available at $39 with code WGTGX611. Runs thru Jan 2019.  Golden theatre 252 West 45th St.  Tel 212-947-8844.

Good Grief, a coming of age story of a contemporary Nigerian-American girl is playing at the vineyard thru Nov. 18th.  Discount tix $59 with code GGBBX. 108 East 15th St. Tel. 212-353-0303.

Xenos, a dance-theatre piece honoring the Indian soldiers who died fighting for Britain in World War I combins traditional kathakali and contemporary dance. Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st at the Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center.  Tix $25-$76. Broadway at West 76th St. Tel. 212-258-9800.