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Marvin's Tip Sheet

March 25, 2015



The Manhattan School of Music is offering a free concert performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel on Sunday, March 29th at 2:30pm.  Reservations required at www.vendini.com.  Then again on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm, no reservations required.  Greenfield Hall, 120 Claremont Ave.

The world premiere of Martyrs’ Street, a drama set in the West Bank by Misha Shulman, a former commander in the Israeli Army, will be presented at the Theater for a New City March 26th thru April 26th.  Tix $18 (discounted to $15 with code SMART)  155 First Avenue.  Tel. 212-888-4444.

La Mama is presenting a festival of New Zealand performance thru March 29th.  Individual student tix are $20, any three shows for $50, some productions free.  Get the complete listing at the La Mama web site.  http://lamama.org/newzealand-performance-festival-new-york.

LPAC at LaGuardia Community College, is presenting its Rough Draft Festival, showcasing new work under development March 27th-April 3rd.  A highlight will be a reading of The Strangest, a new play by Betty Shamieh on Monday, March 30th at 8:00pm. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave. E-241, LIC.  Tel 718-482-5151

Next up at the Irish Repertory, the New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman’s The Belle of Belfast, set in war-torn 1985 Belfast.  Tix  $71.  103 East 13th St.  Tel. 212-727-2737.

Aaron Landsman’s new play about suicide and religious faith, Running Away from the One with the Knife, is playing at the chocolate Factory thru March 28th.  Tix $15.   5-59th Ave. L.I.C.  Tel. 718-482-7069

My Name is Rachel Corrie is being revived for ten performances only at the Culture Project beginning April 2nd. Tix $66.50.  46 Bleecker Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111

Discount tix are available for the Broadway transfer of Lisa Kron’s Fun Home.  Orchestra seats are $89 from March 27th to April 18th and $109 after that with code FHDMX1219.  Circle in the Square, 235 West 50th St,  Tel. 212-947-8844.

The epic origin myth, Gilgamesh, is being presented in a musical version at the Connelly theater April 1st-4th.  Tix $15, students FREE with valid ID.   220 East 4th St. reservations at columbiastages.org.

Lerner and Lowe’s Paint Your Wagon is being offered in the Encores series at City Center this weekend only.  Tix $30 to $115. 131c West 55 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.

Following a sold-out run at the Guthrie Theatre, the Acting Company is presenting Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in repertory with Macbeth at the Pearl Theatre April 1st-12th.  Tix $65 discounted to $40 with code TCEN.  555 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-563-9261.

The Noor Theatre is presenting three FREE nights of staged readings of contemporary Palestinian plays March 25th, 26th, and 27th.  At the Earl Hall Theater at Columbia.  1980 Broadway.  RSVP at palestine@columbia.edu

Next up on the Scandinavian American Theater Company’s Reading series is a new play from Finland,  Remember Me by Minna Nurmnelin, Monday, March 30th at 8:00 p.m.  Free admission plus free wine and soda.  Volvo Hall, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue.

Fabio Mauri’s 1971 performance work Ebrea (Jewess) in being restaged at 6:30p.m. on Tuesday March 24th on the occasion of the current exhibition of Mauri’s work at Hauser and Wirth, 32 East 69th St.  Admission free but RSVP is essential.  Contact mauri@hauserwirth.com  

The New Yiddish Rep recreates in Seltzer Nights  a vaudeville performance on the Yiddish Rialto from a century ago at 7:00p.m. on March 21st, April 18th, May 9th, and June 13th. Tix $35.  Students $20.  Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-941-1234.