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Marvin's Tip Sheet


Marvin's Tip Sheet

April 2, 2015

The Metropolitan Playhouse is mounting its annual collection of East Side Stories, a festival of new plays about the life and lore of the Lower East Side, in repertory April 13th thru May 3rd.  On Saturdays and Sundays you can see three plays in a single afternoon and evening.  Four programs, each containing several plays or monologues.  Single programs $21 (students $16) or 4 program pass for $50.  220 East 4th St.  Tel. 212-995-8410.

A dark and stormy night is the setting for Agatha Christie’s 1958 thriller The Unexpected Guest, which is being revived by Theater Breaking Through Barriers April 11th to May 10th on Theatre Row.  Discount tix of $36 with the code TRST1.  Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

The Culture Project is presenting the American premiere of Yael Farber’s Nirbhaya, about the notorious 2012 gang rape of a young woman in Delhi April 16th thru May 17th.  Tix $30 with code SMARTTIX.  Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker St.  Tel. 212-811-4111.

The Wild Projects ensemble created Medea and The Furies  will run April 16th thru May 3rd.  Also Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor, about auditioning for Othello, will run April 21st thru May 10th,  Tix $25 each.  195 East 3rd St (Ave. B),  Tel. 212-352-3101.

Eva Dorrepaal is performing a one-woman show about the notorious Mata Hari of World War I fame thru April 12th at the Susan Batson Studio.  Tix $20.  300 West 43 St.  3rd floor.  Tel. 212-226-4630.

Truce, “a futuristic musical for peace” set on a Brazilian battlefield, is being presented April 8-10 at the Theater for the New City.  Tix $15, students $10.  155 First Ave.  Tel. 254-1109.

The controversial My Name is Rachel Corrie will run April 2nd thru April 5th and April 9th thru April 12th at Culture Project.   Tix $65.  45 Bleecker Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The dazzling French acrobatic company Flip Fabrique is now showing their formidable skills at the New Victory in Catch Me! (Attrape-Moi!).  Thru April 19th.  Tel. 646-223-3010.  42 St. just West of Times Square.

Geeks should note a zombie/vampire double bill at the New Ohio, a zombie Romeo and Juliet, called R & J & Z April 1st-20th  and a vampire cowboy adventure, Six Rounds of Vengeance April 24th-May 16th.  Tix $18 for either.  154 Christopher Street.

Anne Baker’s award-winning 2013 Off-Broadway play, The Flick, is being revived from May 5th into August at Barrow Street Theatre.  Tix $55, students $25.  27 Barrow Street.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

Boomerang Theatre is bringing back for 15 performances the Off-Off Broadway verbal extravaganza Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens May 1st-17th.  Tix. $20.  64 East 4th St.

Women’s Project Theatre is collaborating with Rattlestick in presenting a new play by Laura Eason, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, running thru May 2nd. Tix $45 (20% off with code WPFRIEND2), Students $10. 244 Waverly Place.  Tel. 888-811-4111.

Peruvian puppeteers Ines Pasic and Hugo Suarez present their new work, Short Stories at HERE April 21st-25th.  Tix $20.  145 Sixth Ave.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

Advance discount tix for the new Broadway musical, Dr. Zhivago are now on sale for performances through May 24th.  Tix $50 thru $89 with discount code DZTKTC330. 

True Believer, a new one-woman play about a radicalized young journalist played by Kersti Bryan, will be presented at Theaterlab April 17th-May 19th.  Tix $15.  357 West 36 St.  3rd floor.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

The Acting Company is presenting a Staged Salon Reading of S.N. Behrman’s Biography on Monday, April 6 at the Pearl Theatre.  Tix. $35.  555 West 42 St.  Tel. 258-3111.

Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek will be presented at the Signature Theatre beginning April 21st.  Tix $25.  480 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-244-7529.

Underland, a new  Chekhovian play from Australia, is running at 59 East 59  April 3rd-15th.  Tix $25.  59 East 59  St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

The Vakhtangov Academic Theatre of Russia will be at the City Center June 5th-7th only with Rimas Tuminas’ staging of Smile at Us, Oh Lord, set in a Lithuanian shtetl at the turn of the twentieth century.  Tix $45-$150.  131 West 55 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.

Something Rotten, about a musical supposedly performed in England in 1595 by the Bottom Brothers, is selling discount preview tix thru April 21 at $37-$79 (reg $37-$142) with code SRBBX320.  At the St. James, 246 West 44 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

CSC is offering discount tix at $55 weekdays and $60 to its current Hamlet starring Peter Sarsgaard.  Discount code HAMLETBB2. 136 East 13 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.