The Theater List
Tue, 02/14/2012

“The Big Bupkis! A Complete Gentile’s Guide to Yiddish Vaudeville.” Non-Jewish Yiddish actor Shane Baker presents a mix of magic, ukulele music, hypnotism, ventriloquism, transvestism, a Yiddish bullfight poem and even a mock attempt to behead a member of the audience. Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. For tickets,  $15-$20, call the box office at (646) 505-5708.

“The Odd Couple.” Neil Simon’s comedy about two incompatible roommates, Felix Unger (Brian Reilly) and Oscar Madison (African-American actor Tony White). Presented as part of the Fools and Philanderers Festival, running through Feb. 26 at Theatre 54@Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. For tickets, $14-$20, call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.

“Anatol.” Austrian Jewish playwright Arthur Schnitzler’s first play, about a playboy who beds seven different women on his way to matrimony. Presented as part of the Fools and Philanderers Festival, running through Feb. 26 at Theatre 54@Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. For tickets, $14-$20, call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.

“Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.” Star Trek star William Shatner’s one-man show about his life and career, beginning as a Shakespearean stage actor from Canada and becoming an American film and TV icon. Opens Feb. 6 and runs through March 4 at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St. For tickets, $61.50-$126.50, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.

“Musical Pawns.” Ron Graner’s play about why Russian/Ukrainian Jewish composer David Nowakowsky’s musical masterpieces disappeared for almost a century after being smuggled out of Russia and buried on a farm in Nazi-occupied France.  Opens Feb. 24 and runs through March 4 at the Kraine Theater, 85 E. Fourth St.  For tickets, $14-$16, call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.

“Flight.” Michael Wallerstein’s play, directed by Padraic Lillis, about a man seeking to understand his life even as he copes with his mother’s suffering from deterioration and painful memories. Opens March 7 and runs through April 1 at DR2, 103 E. 15th St. For tickets, $65, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.

“Teresa’s Ecstasy.” Begonya Plaza’s play, featuring music by Catalan composer Alberto Carbonell, about a scholar who is researching a 16th-century nun whose family was forced to convert to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition. Opens March 14 and runs through April 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St. For tickets, $60, call OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.

“Hip-Hop Reflections.” Tony Rabbi D., Grey Matter, Doron Lev and other Jewish hip-hop artists beat box, do poetry slam, and perform improvisations in honor of the seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot.  Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.  For tickets, $5-$10, call the box office at (646) 437-4202.