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Marvin's Tip Sheet

February 1, 2017

Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone will be presented at BAM Feb. 15th thru 26th.  Tix. $30 to $90.  30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.  Tel. 718-636-4100.


David Byrne’s new musical, Joan of Arc: In the Fire, directed by Alex Timbers, will premiere at the Public Feb. 14th thru April 16th.  Tix from $0 for members, from $105 for non-members.  426 Lafayette St.  Tel. 212-967-7555.


The world premiere of Will Eno’s new play, Wakey, Wakey, will take place at Signature Theatre Feb. 7th thru March 19th.  Tix $30.  480 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-244-7529


Wallace Shawn’ new piece, Evening at the Talk House, is being presented by the New Group at Signature Center thru March 12th.  Tix $60 and $75 with discount code MAILER.  480 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-279-4200.


The Irish Repertory is presenting The Cell production of a new work in the manner of Martin McDonagh, Crackskull Row by Honor Molloy, thru March 19th.  Tix $50, discounted to $30 thru Feb. 10 with code PREVIEW.  132 West 22 St.  Tel. 212-727-2737.


The new Wooster Group production, The Town Hall Affair, will be presented at the Performing Garage Feb. 4th -25th.  Tix opening night $25, after that $25 and $40.  33 Wooster Street. Tel. 212-966-9796.


Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth is the new offering of the Theatre from a New Audience, Feb. 14th thru March 19th.  Tix $85-$110, discounted for February previews to $65 with code FLEA.  262 Ashland Place. Tel. 866-811-4111.


From the Edinburgh Festival comes Life According to Saki, based on stories by the great British short story writer.  Feb. 8th thru March 5th.  Tix $40 thru Feb. 16 with code TC20 and $32.50 through March 5th with code TC32.  Fourth Street Theatre, 83 East 4th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


Fans of the TV series Drunk History should be aware of Drunkle Vanya, a boozy riff on Chekhov being presented at Tolstoy’s Lounge, upstairs at the legendary Russian Samovar.  Feb. 1st thru March 4th (Thur. to Sun.) Tix range from Proletariat open seating with a shot of vodka at $29 to Imperial Family seating with a full dinner and open bar at the Tsar’s table for $149.  256 West 52 St. Tel. 866-811-4111.


La Mama is celebrating the career of one of its first playwrights, Robert Patrick, with an environmental production of four of his short sci/fi plays, Hi-Fi/Wi-Fi/Sci-Fi Feb. 2nd thru 19th.  Tix $26, students $21.  Downstairs, 66 East 4th St.  Tel. 646-430-5374.


Richard Maxwell’s Good Samaritans will be presented at the Abrons arts Center Feb. 8th to 25th.  Tix $25.  466 Grand Street.  Tel.  212-598-0400.


A new play by David Mamet, The Penitent, will receive its world premiere at the Atlantic Feb. 8th to March 6th.  Tix $66.50 to $86.50.  336 West 20th St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


A revival of the Huckleberry Finn musical, Big River, will be presented in the Encores series Feb. 8th -12th.  Discount mezzanine/balcony tix %46 (reg. $70) with code BBXRIVER. City Center, 130 West 56 St.  Tel. 212-581-1212.


Previews for The Glass Menagerie on Broadway with Sally Field beginning Feb. 7th.  Tix $39 to $99 with discount code GMBOX916. Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.


The newly-reopened Hudson theatre begins with Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, Feb. 11th thru April 23rd. Tix $59 to $375.   West 44 St. East of Broadway. Tel. 855-801-5876.


Luigi and Langston at Theater for the New City Feb. 2nd thru 12th mixes masters and new voices in four plays celebrating the African-American experience by Langston Hughes, Pirandello (as an influence on Hughes), Michel Cannon and Grace Cavalieri.  Tix $10-$15.  155 First Ave.  Tel. 212-868-4444.


The Reduced Shakespeare Company is back for two nights with Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).  Feb. 11th and 12th.  Tix $29 and $39, reduced to $19 and $29 with code TMANIA10.  Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St., Tel. 212-346-1715.


The three man troupe of Water on Mars at the New Victory Feb. 10th -26th opens new dimensions in the art of Juggling.  Tix $28-$36 discounted to $22.50-$30.50 thru holiday weekend with code MARSTM.  209 West 42 St.  Tel. 646-223-3010.


The next offering in the ongoing Project Shaw is a reading of Candida, February 13th. Tix $35 at the Symphony Space, Broadway at 95thTel. 212-355-7823.