Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Long Story Short, Colin Quinn Is Broadway-Bound

Long Story Short, Colin Quinn Is Broadway-Bound

So there I was, clicking through Telecharge last evening when I saw that Colin Quinn's Long Story Short -- the comedian's one-man show directed by Jerry Seinfeld -- had tickets on sale for his return to Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre beginning October 22. I immediately tweeted about it last night.

The official site for the show indicates that this limited engagement will run 11 weeks through January 8, 2011. The site describes the show as follows:
Comically channeling the demise of every great world empire, Colin Quinn (SNL) takes the audience through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his depiction of the pizza-ordering styles of imperialists and colonialists, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.
A formal announcement hit right about the time I initially posted this story. This is a transfer of Quinn's recent run from the Bleecker Street Theatre that ended September 4. It marks Jerry Seinfeld's first Broadway credit as a director.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 21 September, 2010, Blogger JK said...

Well, at least this is a potentially longer run for Mr. Quinn, whose last Broadway outing (Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake) lasted 3 weeks at the same theatre. Good luck to him! And while this is Mr. Seinfeld's first directorial Broadway credit, it is not his first overall. His one man show played a few performances (and was a huge taped success on HBO) at the Broadhurst, just across the street from the Helen Hayes.


At 21 September, 2010, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Thanks for the correction, JK. Duly noted above.


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