Newsletter: Marvin's Tip Sheet

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"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.

December 1, 2021 

Lynn Nottage’s new comedy, Clyde’s, is playing at Second Stage thru January 16, 2022.   Discount tix $49 and $59 with code CLYDESMKT1.  240 West 44 St., Tel 212-541-4516

A new musical based on Jim Henson’s class TV holiday special, Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas will be presented at the New Victory December 10, 2021 - January 2, 2022.  Pod seating.  Tix $25-$75.  209 West 42 Street.

Suite/Space Live offers a ten-day festival of Experimental Theatre at Mabou Mines Dec. 2-11.  Productions are a horror show reworking of Ionesco’s Victims of Duty, December 2 - 4, 2021. Senny de Los Angeles’ What happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn to Love Themselves Brown? December 9 - 11, 2021 and Sean Devare’s First Violin: Darshan, also December 9 - 11, 2021. Tix. Pay what you can 0-$25. 150 First Ave.  Tel. 212-352-0255 

M for Marriage, the first 100% Danish musical comedy to be presented in New York, runs at the Triad Theatre December 3 - 11, 2021. Tix $17-$32.  158 West 72 St.  Tel 212-362-2590

Axis Company presents the 20th Anniversary Production of its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid December 3 - 19, 2021. Tix $4 kinds, $10 seniors, $20 Adults. Sheridan Square

Holiday Panto returns to the Lower East Side with a production of Dick Rivington and the Cat at the Abrons Art Center December 1 - 19, 2021. Tix  $36-$101.  466 Grand Street, Tel 598-0400

A script-in-hand reading of Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion will be presented by the Resident Acting Company at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church on December 6, 2021. Tix. $30 at   552 West End Ave. (87 Street).  

During the month of December, the Lucile Lortel theatre is presenting a series of performances of artists from around the world offering examples of holiday celebrations in their native countries. The program is called Tinsel: A Global Holiday Celebration I and details and prices are available at 

To Build a Soul, written and performed by Justin Elizabeth Sayre at La Mama, offers  an exploration of the creative process.  December 2 - 12, 2021.  Tix $10-$30. Seniors and students $20.  66 East 4th St.  Tel. 212-354-6468

Camille O’Sullivan opens the Irish Arts Center with an evening of narrative songs: Where Are We Now?  December 4 - 31, 2021.  Tix $25-$59.  726 11th Avenue.  Tel. 888-616-0274