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Marvin's Tip Sheet

"Marvin’s Tip Sheet" is a bi-monthly publication about current productions in the New York City area. It is compiled by Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Performance, Comparative Literature, and Middle Eastern Studies.

April 1, 2017


Two interesting programs opening at HERE. First, thru April 14th, The Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble presents a “reconstructed version” of the most canonical of plays, entitled How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet. Tix $18. Another familiar classic is given a fresh perspective in Casablancabox, a “making of” tribute to our favorite film. April 5th thru 29th. Tix $25-$45. 145 Sixth Ave., Tel. 212-647-0202.
Previews begin April 4th for Paula Vogel’s Indecent. Some select orchestra seats $49 and balcony $20 if ordered by April 3rd with code INBOX321. Regular prices $39-$129. Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th St., Tel. 212-947-8844.
John Leguizamo’s enormously popular one-man recounting of the history of Latinos in the Americas, Latin History for Morons, has been extended at the Public thru April 28th. Tix $70 (members), $100 (others) $50 (partial view). Also at the Public thru May 14th, Harvey Fierstein in the world premiere of a new Martin Sherman play, Gently Down the Stream, covering the gay rights movement in the US. Tix $60 (members), $95 (non-members). 425 Lafayette St., Tel. 212-539-8650.
A Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation begins previews April 5th and runs thru May. Tix $49, $68, and $92 with code SXBOX117. Barrymore Theater, 243 West 47th St., Tel 212-947-8844.
A.A. Milne’s 1917 Theatre Guild play, The Lucky One, is the next revival at the Mint Theatre. April 14th thru June 25th. Discount tix of $55 with the code TRLUCK$$. 410 West 42nd St., Tel. 212-947-8844.
Luft Gangster, by Lowell Byers, directed by Austin Pendleton, is the story of an American soldier who spent 13 months in a Nazi P.O.W. Camp during WWII. March 31st thru April 16th. Tix $29-$32, discounted to $24 with code SMARTGANGSTER. Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., Tel 866-811-4111.
“Theatre for All” will present in its Art of Science Series The Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. FREE April 5th at 6:30 in room 4102 (Science Center), the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave.
Discount tix available for Sarah Ruhl’s new play, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, at Lincoln Center thru May 7th. Tix $55 with code HTHMBB. 150 West 65th St., Tel 212-947-8844.
How about Figaro and Susana as undocumented workers in a new multicultural interpretation of Figaro called Figaro! (90210)? April 7th thru 23rd. Discount tix at $49 (Sun-Thurs) or $69 (Fri and Sat) with code GoFigaro. The Duke Theatre, 229 West 42nd St., Tel. 646-223-3042.
Maurice Maeterlinck’s symbolist one-act, The Blind, will be presented at Theater for the New City thru April 9th. Tix $18. 155 First Ave., Tel. 212-254-1109.
A dramatized version of the Agatha Christie classic And Then There Were None will be presented at The Players Theatre April 14th thru 30th. Tix $42-$62. 115 MacDougal St., Tel. 866-811-4111.
Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane, about conflict in a contemporary Muslim/American family, plays thru April 30th at Playwrights Horizons. Discount tix $49 to $89 with code PROBOX. 416 West 42nd St., Tel. 212-564-1235.
The HB Studio is presenting a FREE festival of staged readings April 4th thru 9th and May 9th thru 14th. For a complete listing (one new full-length play each night for both weeks), consult the HB Studio website. 120 Bank St., Tel. 212-675-2370.
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternating nightly in the roles of Regina and Birdie, will play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway thru June 19th. Discount tix of $49 to $97 available with code LFBWN17. 261 West 47th St., Tel. 212-947-8844.
The Queen’s Company will do a FREE reading of Much Ado About Nothing, April 9th at 2:00. Tickets very limited, reserve at . ART/NY, 520 Eighth Ave., 3rd floor, Studio B.
Another FREE reading, of a major new Danish play by Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men, will be offered by the Scandinavian American Theatre Company at Scandinavia House April 3rd, 7:30 (pre-reception at 7:00). 58 Park Ave., Tel. 212-779-3587.