Marvin's Tip Sheet
March 1, 2014
Musicals Tonight! Opens its Spring season at the Lion Theatre with a revival of one of the most popular Off-Broadway musicals of the 1960s, Little Mary Sunshine, a parody of old-fashioned musicals and operettas, March 4th-16th, followed by a revival of the early (1922) Gershwin musical For Goodness Sake, March 18th-30th. Tix. $26.25. 410 West 42 Street. Tel. 212-239-6200.
Who knew that before Captain John Smith founded Jamestown and met Pocahontas he was in the Ukraine, fighting in the Turkish Wars! Find out all about it in Captain Smith Goes to Ukraine, playing at La Mama thru March 9th. Including Ukrainian Dumas and over the top love poetry. Presented by the Yara Arts Group. Tix $18 (only $10 for the first ten sold each evening). 74A East 4th St. Tel. 212-475-7710.
Susan-Lori Park’s Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1,2 and 3 will be presented at the Public March 22nd-24th. All tix $20. 425 Lafayette St. Tel. 212-967-7555.
Also at the Public, through March 23rd is a collaboration between the RSC and Miami’s Gable Stage of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Tix $67 discounted to $50 with code SMART. 425 Lafayette St. Tel. 212-967-7555.
James Lapine’s Act One, based on the autobiography by Moss Hart, will play at Lincoln Center March 20th-June 15th. Discount tix of $58-$89 if ordered by April 17th with the code ACT1BBOX26. 150 West 56 Street. Tel. 212-947-8844.
Another home from the wars play is the 1923 Broadway hit, The Hero, a powerful social satire by Gilbert Emery, being revived by that citadel of early American plays, the Metropolitan playhouse from March 1st to 30th. Tix $26, students $21. 220 East 4th St. Tel. 212-995-8410.
The world premiere of a new play by Nilo Cruz, Sotto Voce, a dream play about the S.S. St. Louis and its refugees from Nazi Germany, is playing at Theatre for a New City thru March 9th. Tix $20, students $15. 155 First Ave. Tel. 212-254-1109.
A free reading of a new play from Finland, Westend by Pasi Lampela, dealing with the impact of high-tech Anglo-American capitalism on a traditional Finnish family, will be presented at the Scandinavia House on March 10th. 28 Park Avenue. Tel. 917-414-6174.
Looking for a warm and steamy site-specific evening? Try Erin Mee’s Pool Play, staged in the Waterside apartment’s natatorium, where audience members can dangle their legs in the pool as they watch the cavorting actors. Thru March 8th. $30. Waterside Plaza, East River from 23 to 26 St. Tel. 212-340-4200.
Speaking of site-specific. The New Brooklyn theatre is presenting Edward Albee’s rarely seen The Death of Bessie Smith in a Bed-Stuy hospital threatened with imminent close, the Interfaith Medical Center, to encourage a citywide conversation about health, race, and class. The show was set to close March 9th but has been extended. Admission is free, but online reservation is required at www.newbrooklyntheater.com. 1215 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.
The all-female Queen’s Company is presenting March 15th to April 5th a production of Sir Patient Fancy, a Restoration comedy by England’s first professional woman playwright, Aphra Behn. Tix $18. 195 East 3rd St. Tel. 212-228-1195.
The Fiasco Theatre, after their successful Cymbeline, has returned to the New Victory with another Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, running there thru March 16th. Tix $14 to $38. 209 West 42 Street. Tel. 646-223-3010.
The Pearl Theatre is presenting Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic No Exit thru March 30th. Tix $40-$50 for previews (to March 8th) Rush trickets, students and Thursdays $20. 555 West 42 St. Tel. 212-563-9261.
The Women’s Project is presenting a mosaic of contemporary work by Kara Corthron, Sarah Gancer, Virginia Grise, Dipika Guha and Lauren Yee, The Architecture of Becoming in the Moorish grandeur of the City Center thru March 23. Discount tix $45 (regular $60) with code WP1. 131 West 55 St. Tel. 212-581-1212.
A revival of Paula Vogel’s And Baby Makes Seven will be presented at the New Ohio Theatre March 11th thru April 12th. Tix $30 and $35. 154 Christopher Street. Many playwrights, directors and others associated with Paula’s career are scheduled to appear in various nights. For complete schedule and tix, see www.andbabymakesseven.com.
Theatre for a New Audience is offering discount tix for performance thru April 1st of Michael Pennington’s King Lear. Discount code TM60. 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn (just up the street from BAM). Tel. 866-811-4111.
Manhattan Theatre Club is offering discounts to its new production by David Grimm, Tales from Red Vienna, starring Nina Arianda and Kathleen Chmalfant and dealing with a widow’s struggle to survive in the aftermath of the first World War. Discount tix $59 with code EBL. Cit Center, 131 West 55 St. Tel. 212-581-1212.
A new play about Louis Armstrong, Satchmo at the Waldorf, just opened at the Westside Theatre and runs thru April 20th. Discount tix of $49 are available with code SWSMT64. 407 West 43 St. Tel. 212-947-8844.
Discount tix for the new Broadway musical, The Bridges of Madison County at the Gerald Schoenfeld are available thru April 13th for $49-$95 with discount code BRBBX118. 236 West 45 Street. Tel. 212-947-8844.
The circus-flavored modern Yiddish musical spin on the book of Esther, The Megile of Itzik Manger, returns by popular demand to the Yiddsh Folksbiere March 2th-16th. Tix. $34 and $29.75 with code FOLKS. Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. Tel. 646-312-5073.