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Theatre & Performance Studies: Prof. Carlsons Tip Sheet

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

Marvin's Tip Sheet

Prof. Carlson’s Tip Sheet

January 1, 2020 

Romeo and Bernadette, Shakespeare’s tragedy moved to 1960 Brooklyn and made into a musical, is offered by the Amas Musical Theatre January 14th – 22nd.  Tix $35 with code AMRBBS35.  502 West 53 St.  Tel. 352-3101.

Boom, a solo show documenting the Baby Boomers (1945-69) by Rick Miller, will be presented at 59 East 59 Theatres January 9th thru February 23rd.  Tix. $35 for previews (thru January 15th), then $70. 

Tel. 646-892-7999.

TNA present a gender-reversed Timon of Athens by the Royal Shakespeare Company January 11th thru February 9th.  Student tix $20 with code NEWDEALTC, other $65 with code CENTRAL. 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Richard Maxwell’s new production, Queens Row, will be offered at the kitchen January 8th – 25th. 

Tix $20.  512 West 19 St.  Tel. 255-5793.

The world premiere of Scott Orga’s 17 Minutes, about a school shooting, will be presented by the Barrow Group January 10th – February 15th. Tix $20-$35. 312 West 35 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

The Metropolitan Playhouse is reviving Robert Ardry's Thunder Rock, created by the Group Theatre in 1939, on January 16th thru February 20th. Tix $30, students and seniors $24, Tel. 800-838-3006.

Tusiata Avia's Wild Dogs Under My Skirt at the Soho playhouse celebrates what it is to be a Samoan woman.  January 3rd – 18th. Tix $39.  15 Vandam St.  Tel. 691-1555.

Also at Soho ,  Jacquelin Novack's solo show discussing blowjobs has been characterized by Ira Glass as "nearly Talmudic."  January 2nd – 26th. Tix $30-$61 with code SOHOBOGO.  

Erika Schmidt's visionary Macbeth seen through the imagination of a group of adolescent girls, from the Lortel Theatre, is being revived at the Frederick Lowe Jan. 6 thru February 22nd.  Tix $49, students $15. 

119 East 68 St. Tel. 772-4448

Nick Payne's Constellations is being revived at La Mama by Chinese experimental director Wang Chong in a new version in Chinese with supertitles, live video and a live hamster.  January 9th - 12th. Tix $31. 

66 East 4th St.  Tel. 352-3101.

Also at La Mama, AMAL, a tragicomic look at the military experience performed by the Combat Hippies, a Puerto Rican company of war vets, plays. January 9th – 10th. Tix $28, students $21.