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OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Producers announced today that the hit off-Broadway comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, which has entertained Chicago audiences for more than five months, will close at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Sunday evening, March 2, at 5pm. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

Roy Blount, Janet Davies & Steve Downes to Appear at OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Author, humorist and panelist on National Public Radio's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me program Roy Blount, Jr., plus Chicago media personalities Janet Davies (ABC7) and Steve Downes (WDRV-FM, The Drive) are the latest not-so-old, not-necessarily-Jewish joke tellers making one-night-only appearances in the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, to raise funds for the charities of their choice. A popular addition to the hit comedy production since launching in mid-December, celebrities are making a cameo appearance with their own comedic shtick during the OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES show, with a portion of proceeds from that performance donated to the non-profit charity of the celebrity's choice. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Extends at Royal George Theatre, Announces Celebrity Cameo Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Nationally acclaimed authors Scott Turow and Sara Paretsky, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (6th District), Illinois State Representative (12th District) Sara Feigenholtz and Chicago society scribe "Candid Candace" Jordan are among some of Chicago's favorite not-so-old, not-necessarily-Jewish joke tellers making one-night-only appearances in the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, to raise funds for the charities of their choice. Officially launching on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, and continuing at various performances through the coming months, a local celebrity will make a cameo appearance with their own comedic shtick during the OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES show, and a portion of proceeds from that performance will be donated to the non-profit charity of the celebrity's choice. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Extends Through February 16 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The laughs will keep emanating from the Royal George Theatre for an additional 12 weeks as OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES announces a new block of tickets on sale for performances through Sunday, February 16, 2014. The hit off-Broadway comedy, now playing on the Main Stage of the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, features a quintet of Chicago favorites: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close Off-Broadway, Sept 15; Heads to Chicago, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Closes Off-Broadway Today; Heads to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Off-Broadway's Old Jews Telling Jokes will close today, Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

Creators of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Set for Spertus Institute, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership proudly presents an evening of storytelling and laughs with Peter Gethers and Dan Okrent, the creators of the off-Broadway hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, at Spertus, 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7pm. The program will be moderated by Chicago's own humorist Mike Leiderman, and will feature video excerpts from the Chicago stage production which begins performances here at the Royal George Theatre, Sept. 24, and officially opens Oct. 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WNBC TV's Ben Aaron Makes OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Stage Debut; Grabs a Bite with the Cast
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2013

Recently, WNBC TV's Ben Aaron sat down over some deli food to speak to the cast of the off-Broadway comedy OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES. Last night, August 28th, he made his New York stage debut in the show. Watch below! (more...)

Cast of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Set for NEW YORK LIVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Watch what happens today when off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES and WNBC TV's Ben Aaron sit down over deli sandwiches on "New York Live," 12:30 -1 PM on Channel 4. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close Off-Broadway, Sept 15; Heads to Chicago, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

BWW TV: Richard Levine Named Funniest Printer at OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 25, 2013

Just last week, the winner of an Old Jews Telling Jokes contest for the Funniest (Fill in the Blank) got the chance to tell his joke on stage at the end of the show at the Westside Thetare. The winner was funnyman Richard Levine, who won the title of the Funniest [Retired] Printer. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out the joke below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carnegie Deli Unveils OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Sandwich!
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2013

Earlier today, the OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES sandwich was unveiled at the Carnegie Deli. Host of 'The Chew' Carla Hall, who designed the sandwich, was there to celebrate with the cast and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Visits The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 14, 2013

The Broadway production 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' came to the Friars Club last night for an evening full of laughter produced by Michelle Slonim. Creators Sam Hoffman and Peter Gethers gave an interesting talk and video presentation about the shows formation. Marilyn Sokol and Lenny Wolpe from the cast of 'Old Jews' told some side splitting jokes from the show. Stewie Stone 'head comic' at the Friars had some of his own hilarious stories and also introduced various Friars who contributed to the joke telling. (more...)

Gene Weygandt, Tim Kazurinsky and More to Lead OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

The producers of the hit Off-Broadway show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES have announced that the upcoming engagement at Chicago's Royal George Theatre will feature a quintet of familiar (and not-so-old) faces: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES begins performances on the Main Stage of the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, Tuesday, September 24, and officially opens Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30p.m. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

The off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes will be featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING today, February 17. The program airs on CBS nationally (Channel 2 in New York) from 9:00-10:30 AM. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to be Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

The off-Broadway hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will be featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING this Sunday February 17. The program airs on CBS nationally (Channel 2 in New York) from 9:00-10:30 AM. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Open in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

The hit off-Broadway show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES takes up residence on the Main Stage of Chicago's Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, beginning performances Tuesday, September 24, and officially opening Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30p.m. (more...)

Cast of Off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Appears on THE CHEW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Cast members from the off Broadway hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES visited ABC TV's "The Chew" yesterday. Master chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon prepared Spicy Fried Cornish Hens, and invited master joke teller Todd Susman to tell a chicken joke! To watch, go to The Chew's website and play the 'Mario and Michael's Fried Cornish Hens - Part 1' clip. (more...)

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