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April 17, 2016

Irondale’s 1599, built out of the four plays which Shakespeare wrote in that remarkable year, will be presented by them April 27th thru May 28th.  Tix (with box dinner) $50, students $40.  Without dinner $40, students $30.  85 South Oxford, Brooklyn.  Tel. 718-488-9233.

Theatre for  a New Audience is presenting two founding classics of the modern theatre in repertory April 30th thru June 13th, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Strindberg’s The Father.  Discount tix for either $55 with code DHTF55.  262 Ashland Place (one block north of BAM), Brooklyn.  Tel. 866.811-4111.

59 East 59 Theatres is presenting its annual Brits Off-Broadway from April 19th thru July 3rd with nine productions featuring old favorites like Alan Ayckbourn and important new talents.  Opening in April are Echoes by Henry Naylor (April 19th-May 1st, tix $25), Toast by Richard Bean (April 20th-May 22nd, tix $70) and a bunraku-style puppet version of Madame Butterfly created by Ramesh Mayyappan (April 29th-May 14th, tix $25).  59 East 59 Street.  Tel. 212-279-4200.

A new work by David Mamet, The Anarchist,  will open at the Sheen Center April 27th thru 30th.  Tix $49.50  10 Bleecker St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate’s Dido and Aeneas, with a new prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, will be presented for two nights only, April 28th and 29th by the Collegiate Chorale at the NY City Center.  Tix start at $30 (but discounted 14% with code DM15DIDO). 131 West 55 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.

Two small gems of French opera will be presented three times only at the Manhattan School of Music April 17th and 29th and May 1st.  These are Jacques Ibert’s Persée et Andromède and Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges.  Tix $30, students $15. 120 Claremont Ave. Tel. 212-493-4428.

Two interesting offerings are coming up at HERE, Gorey, a new play based on the life and work of the beloved cartoonist, will be given by the Life Jacket Company April 29th-May 22nd.  Tix $18.  Idiot, an immersive response to the Dostoevsky novel, will be presented April 28th thru May 21st. Tix $25.  HERE, 145 Six Avenue.  Tel. 212-352-3101.

The Queen’s Company all women Taming of the Shrew, is running through April 22nd.  Tix $15 with discount code T5.  Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St.  Tel. 866-711-4111.

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century returns to BAM April 27th thru May 1st with The Heart is Not Made of Stone, an epic retelling of the encounter between Russian poet Anna Akmatova and British philosopher Isaiah Berlin.  Tix $42.50 with code 52015. 30 Lafayette Ave.   Tel. 718-636-4100.

The ongoing Project Shaw continues its monthly Monday readings this month with the rarely seen The Fascinating Foundling, one of Shaw’s “tomfooleries” from 1909.  On Monday, April 25th at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.  Tix $35.  Tel. 212-864-5400.

Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales will be presented by students of Eugene Lang College at the New School at La Mama April 21st-24th.  Tix $10.  66 East 4th St.  Tel. 646-430-5374.

A bondage-performance event, Bunny, is being offered at the Abrons Art Center April 20th-23rd.  Tix $25.  466 Grand Street.  Tel. 212-598-0400.