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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

April 18, 2019


The Metropolitan Playhouse is reviving one of the great nineteenth century melodramas, Boucicault's The Poor of New York April 19th-May 19th. Tix $30, students $25. April 22nd, pay what you wish. 220 East 4th Street. Tel. 212-995-8410.
Discount tix for John Guare's new Nantucket Sleigh Ride are being offered at Lincoln Center through May 4th. Regular $92, discounted to $59 with code NSTHM3. 150 West 56th Street. Tel. 212-947-8844.
The Noor theatre has several interesting upcoming events in Arab theatre, all free. April 17th, readings of two new solo pieces exploring gender identity, April 18th reading of a new Syrian play, Damascus/Aleppo, April 19th, an evening of LGBTQ+ storytelling.  April 17th and 18th at the Abu Dhabi Institute, 19 Washington Square North, April 20th at the Lark, 311 West 43rd Street, 5th floor. First come, first served.
Caryl Churchill’s ten minute play, Seven Jewish Children, written in response to the 2009 bombing of Gaza, is being presented free of charge, as the author requested, by Horizon Theatre at the Metro Baptist Church April 24th. 420 West 40th Street. Tel. 646-781-9067.
The Appointment, a work on abortion presented by Lightning Rod Special, who did the 2017 Underground Railroad Game, will be presented at NYTW Next Door. April 18th-May 4th. Tix $29. 83 East 4th Street. Tel. 212-780-9037.
30-minute readings of two new musicals in development, The Pitcher Project and Moonfaker, will be presented at Dixon Place on April 26th. Tix $15 in advance, $18 at door, students $3 off. 161A Chrystie Street. Tel. 212-219-0736.
Pan Asian Rep presents The Brothers Paranormal, a ghost play about two Thai brother investigating eerie events at the home of an African American couple. April 28th-May 19th. Tix discounted to $50.25 with code TRBO48. Tel. 212-868-4030.
Pine Hill Production premieres Steven Greenstein’s The Last Jew of Boyle Heights through April 28th. Tix $59.50. 229 West 47th Street. Tel. 212-239-6200.
The Sheen Center presents the American Premiere of Stephen Unwin’s All Our Children, dealing with the Nazi campaign against disabled children, through May 12th. Tix $65. 18 Bleecker Street. Tel. 212-925-2812.
Christopher Chen’s fantasia on colonialism, Passage, plays at Soho Rep April 23rd through May 26th. Tix $35. 46 Walker Street. Tel. 212-941-8632.
Maddie Corman’s one-woman autobiographical performance, Accidentally Brave, plays at the DR2 Theatre through July 14th. Tix $55 with code SMRTIK. 103 East 15th Street. Tel. 800-745-3000.
Clubbed Thumb presents a family nightmare, Plano, at the Connelly Theatre through May 11th. Tix $45, students $30. 339 East 4th Street. Tel. 212-260-0453.
Halley Feiffer’s comedy of personal relationships, The Pain of My Belligerence, is being presented at Playwrights Horizons through May 12th. Tix $49-$89. 416 West 42nd Street. Tel. 212-564-1235.
Original Sound, about the Nuyorican beat scene, opens at Cherry Lane April 20th. Tix $45 until May 8th, then $44 until end of run June 8th. 38 Commerce Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
The New Group presents Jesse Eisenberg’s new comedy, Happy Talk, with Susan Sarandon, April 30th through June 16th. Tix $40-$85. 480 West 42nd Street. Tel. 212-279-4200.