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Marvin's Tip Sheet

February 14, 2015



Josephine and I, a critically acclaimed one-woman show on the life of Josephine Baker, performed by Cush Jumbo, will be presented in Joe’s Pub at the Public Feb. 27th thru April 5th.  Tix $40.  Tix $40.  425 Lafayette St. Tel. 212-539-8500.

Like Sleep No More style immersive theatre but think it would be even better without the actors?  Alex Da Corte may have the answer in Die Hexe, a site-specific installation which is a cross between a dollhouse and a haunted house for your exploration.  Installed in Manhattan’s second-narrowest townhouse, 64 East 77 St.  Free and open to the public Feb. 26th to April 11th, Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

Still if you insist on human interaction, there will be a Speakeasy Dollhouse spin-off called Midnight Frolic playing April 18th thru May 9th at a “forgotten Broadway theatre.” Where you can drink absinth and mingle with show girls in a 1920s showbiz environment.  Tix are $75 to $250 depending on how much involvement you want.  Tix by Brownpapertickets.

The Metropolitan Playhouse is reviving the 1906 political drama, The Man of the Hour by George H. Broadhurst Feb. 20th thru March 22nd.  Tix $21.  Pay what you will Monday Feb. 23rd.  220 East 4th St. 

The world premiere of the latest work by Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife) will take place at the Atlantic Theatre beginning February 25th.  Posterity concerns the process of creating the last official bust of Henrik Ibsen. 

Beth Henley’s new work, Abundance, about two mail-order brides in pioneer Wyoming, will be presented at the Beckett Theatre Feb. 17th-March 28th.  Discount tix $44.75 with code TRABST.  410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

The all-female Queen’s Company will offer two Shakespeare Readings this spring, The Taming of the Shrew March 8th at 2:00pm and The Winter’s Tale April 26th at 2:00pm.  Seating free and limited.  Email reservations@queenscompany.org.  ART?NY. 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor.

A prize-winning one-man show from Ireland, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, with Mikel Murfi,  opens the Spring Season at the Irish Arts Center.  Feb. 24th thru March 14th.  Tix $35, but two for one with the code 241WOMANSSHOES.  553 West 51 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Another one-man show Churchill, re-creating the British stateman, by Ronald Keaton, is at New World Stages thru April 5th.    Discount tix of $39,59 ad $46 available with code CUTIXCENT15.  340 West 50thSt.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

Yara Arts Group is presenting a new theatre piece at La Mama, Hitting Bedrock, February 29th-March 8th dealing with the War in the Ukraine and its cultural background.  Tix $18 ($13 students).  74a East 4th St.  Tel. 646-430-5374.

Rattlestick has just opened a new play on the world of fashion by the much-acclaimed California playwright, Sheila Callaghan, Everything You Touch.  Discount tix at $21 (students $16) thru March 29th with code EYTSticksriber30.  Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The New Ohio is offering three shows only (Feb. 17th-19th) of the first NYC Indie Theatre One Minutes Play Festival.  80 plays by 40 playwrights in under 90 minutes.  Tix $20.  This will be followed Feb. 28 thru March 21 by an updated Woyzeck, called Woyzeck, FJF .  Tix $20.  154 Christopher St.  Tel. 212-675-OHIO.

You on the Moors Now by the Theater Reconstructin Ensemble explore love and society in the major works of 19th century female novelists.  At HERE thru Feb. 28.  Tix $18,  145 Sixth Ave.  Tel. 212-352-3101.