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Theatres at 45 Bleecker/Bleecker Street Theatre (New York, NY)
45 Bleecker St.

Schedule

1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays at 4pm

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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.


The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Interview with Festival Award-Winning 'All in Time' Co-Director Chris Fetchko
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

'You need to have a good story, otherwise it doesn't matter what you shoot. You have to have a story that people respond to.” -- Chris Fetchko, Director, All in Time (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Meet the Stage Manager(s)
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 26, 2016

Welcome back! Now, the first article was called “a first look”, the second was “meet the director”, and I suppose you can guess what the third will be…Stage Managers! This show is graced with four. One stage manager, two assistant stage managers, and an actor. In the name of metatheatricality, Thornton Wilder constructed a stage manager character that acts as the narrator. I was lucky enough to get the chance to discuss the show and their roles, with Kate Herr (the stage manager) and Zach Fontanez (who plays the stage manager).  (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Review: One of a Kind NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY IN TERROR Haunts at Crown City Theatre through Halloween & Beyond
by Don Grigware - Sep 12, 2016

German film-maker F. W. Murnau created the 1922 eclectic silent film Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. It is highly regarded worldwide as an artistic masterpiece, utilizing Expressionistic art. Now in a unique Los Angeles production - unlike any you have seen or are likely to - William A. Reilly has adapted the film to the stage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror is a silent film onstage with classical music, ballet and a splendid cast of nine actors, directed with remarkable precision by Reilly. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: Crown's NOSFERATU Is the Perfect Chilling Halloween Fare
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

German film-maker F. W. Murnau created the 1922 eclectic silent film Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. It is highly regarded worldwide as an artistic masterpiece, utilizing Expressionistic art. Now in a unique Los Angeles production - unlike any you have seen or are likely to - William A. Reilly has adapted the film to the stage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror is a silent film onstage with classical music, ballet and a splendid cast of nine actors, directed with remarkable precision by Reilly. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, and More Join 35MM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Prospect Theater Company continues its 2016 IGNITE Series on Saturday, November 5th at 8pm, with a concert of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza's 'Summer Friday' Isn't Without Its Ups and Downs on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 30, 2016

So, apparently… while we're finishing up our turkey leftovers, prepping for a visit from the big man with the bag, and above all, bracing for snow… it's bright and shiny summer in the YOUNGER-verse. But while the weather outside may not be frightful… it's not quite all fun in the sun for Liza and Kelsey, who find themselves in hot water after a deal to secure Colin's manuscript goes rather awry. Ruh roh.  (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Confirmed to Tour Australia!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

???????Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld will tour Australia in August 2017 performing a live stand-up show filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life. (more...)

Esai Morales & More Appear in New Documentary About the Life of Actor/Comedian Pat Morita
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Tommy Chong, Esai Morales, Efren Ramirez, Martin Koveto name a few appear in this documentary about actor/comedian, Pat Morita. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is a holiday mash-up sure to please the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker makes two NY Metro-area stops during its second North American tour of 23 cities from Los Angeles to New York. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Extends 'THE HOMESTAND' Residency Through 2017 at the Beacon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Due to popular demand following his successful 2016 sold-out run, The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added 12 performances between January and June 2017 to his Beacon Theatre residency entitled, 'Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.' (more...)

BWW Blog: The Spunky Ballerina - 7 Tips for Having a Happy, Healthy Flight
by Emily Ramirez - Nov 1, 2016

7 tips to help you stay healthy and radiant on your next plane ride. (more...)

Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, will present A BETTER PLACE, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Love Therapy), will play a limited six-week engagement this spring at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

'Younger's Debi Mazar to Share Personal Story of Love and Food on DR. OZ, 3/28
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

On Monday, March 28, 2016, actress Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos join Dr. Oz to share their story of how love and food intersect. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Continues Sold-Out Residency at the Beacon Theatre Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs once a month at the Beacon Theatre in 2016 as part of a residency entitled, 'Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.' The remaining four performances, continuing tonight, March 2, and slated for April 14, May 5, and June 8, are sold out. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ASHLEY ESKEW
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2016

Ashley Eskew – a native of Irvine, California, who did her undergraduate work at Northwestern University, where she earned a BS in Theater, with a certificate in Music Theater – is one such member of the rather rarefied group of aspiring actors earning advanced degrees from USC this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 7, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL welcomes a new Miss Trunchbull tonight when Bryce Ryness takes over the role of the child-hurling headmistress of Crunchem Hall. Bryce Ryness joins the Broadway production after originating the role of the terrifying headmistress on MATILDA's first National tour. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's IGNITE Series to Feature VOTE FOR ME: A MUSICAL DEBATE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, in partnership with producer Alexander Baron, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st Street), with a one-night concert of Vote For Me: A Musical Debate, by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen, authors of the recent Off-Broadway hit, Straight.  Vote For Me is an irreverent, 90-minute one-act musical that pits two fictional Presidential candidates against each other, singing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics and hot-button issues, with the outcome of the debate -- and finale of the show -- determined by audience vote.  The concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

Fitzgerald's 'Long Story Short' Work for Quikrete Wins Best of Show at Radio Mercury Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

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Comedy Sketch Show HELLO AND WELCOME at Alexander Upstairs Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Mother City Sketch Show will present HELLO AND WELCOME at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this August. Written and performed by Tamith Hattingh and Jessica Munna, with additional sketches by Pags Bantwana, the hour-long show features AV/Design by Al Postman. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Gordon Southern
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway World speaks to comedian Gordon Southern about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Long Story Short. (more...)

9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

BRIC Announces Winter/Spring 2017 Programming at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In Its Award-Winning Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC Presents and Incubates Fresh Work by Artists and Media-Makers Reflecting NYC's Diversity. (more...)

New Stand-ups, New Show Times Slated for 2017 at UP Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

UP Comedy Club is ready for winter with a slate of new stand-ups in January and the return of our hit show #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment in February. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld's 'COMEDIANS IN CARS' Coming to Netflix Exclusively in Late 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Creator, producer, writer and performer Jerry Seinfeld is making Netflix the exclusive home for his new comedic endeavors. Netflix has signed the comedian to a multi-faceted production deal, starting in 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Parker Hughes - An Actors Ode to Techies
by Guest Blogger: Parker Hughes - Feb 3, 2016

I can't use a hammer. I don't know how to use a power saw. I'm not familiar with how mics work, and probably would not be able to mic myself, let alone anyone else. The most  know about lighting is pulling a cord on a lamp. But that's okay, because I'm an actor. I'm a writer. I'm a dancer, and I'm a director. I'm much better at "painting the picture" than painting the set piece. However, don't think I'm neglecting tech all together. My senior year I plan to tech my first show, but for now, I'm content where I am. There's also the fact that I'm not very good at tech. I don't know what makes me bad at it, I just know that I am. But there are people out there who are brilliant techies. I mean, absolute technical geniuses. It amazes me, seeing as tech theatre has protocols and rules and directions, and yet holds so much creativity. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Just a Cog in the Machine
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Feb 3, 2016

Throughout my life of performing, I have always been told to "take care of myself" and "always work to make myself better". I feel like to the untrained eye, this industry seems extremely "I, I, I" and "me, me, me" focused. This idea might explain why in most movies the theater kids are portrayed as the uppity, self-centered narcissists (I mean come on, I know most of us can relate to Sharpay Evans on a personal level). An actor's job is built on introspection, on looking inside ourselves to find our motivation, but sometimes we become so focused on what's inside us, we forget that we are part of an ensemble. (more...)

Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, will present A BETTER PLACE, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Love Therapy), will play a limited six-week engagement this spring at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Interview: Cessalee Stovall Is Helping Teens Follow Their Dreams with Music Dance Theatre Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Cessalee Stovall has been chasing her Broadway dreams since she was 4 years old and she still hasn't stopped. After booking The Book of Mormon, her NYC dreams were finally realized!! Then, she decided to give back! She started the Music Dance Theatre Workshop to help teenagers get on the right path to realize their own Broadway dreams.  (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

COLIN QUINN: THE NEW YORK STORY, Based on Off-Broadway Show, Now Streaming on Netflix
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Netflix is currently streaming the new special Colin Quinn: The New York Story, written by and starring Colin Quinn and directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Colin Quinn The New York Story is based on his hit off-Broadway comedy. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld to Return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the legendary comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four nights of his critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy on June 17-18 and Sept. 8-9, 2017. (more...)

JFL NorthWest Adds More Funny to Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

JFL NorthWest, taking place February 16-25 and presented in association with SiriusXM, announced today the following additions to the 2017 festival lineup. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alan Gardner - IRONMAN Lake Placid 2016: The Will to Finish
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 2016

My IMLP 2016 race report covers a bunch of emotions.  (more...)

The Doo Wop Project, Dance Fest and More Coming Up This Season at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016-17 season is fast approaching and in addition to its theatrical productions CSC will be hosting a season bursting with music, dance and special events for all ages and tastes. (more...)

BWW Review: Rarely Seen in the US CALENDAR GIRLS Sheds a Delicious Naughtiness at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Aug 29, 2016

The 2003 film Calendar Girls was produced in the US with a British cast starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. It is a delightful comedy and a sweet ode to women, who, dissatisfied with many lifestyle choices, try quite earnestly to raise the bar. In 2008 it was made into a play and has been a best seller in the UK, probably because it takes place in and pays homage to Yorkshire. Now under Larry Eisenberg's keen and caring direction, Calendar Girls, rarely produced in the US, has a sturdy production with a sterling cast at Group rep in NoHo through October 9. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for tonight, April 30, through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Dramatic Publishing Company Nabs Rights to Off-Broadway's STRAIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Dramatic Publishing Company has acquired the professional, stock and amateur theatrical performance rights to the hit Off-Broadway play STRAIGHT, co-authored by Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola, and directed by Andy Sandberg. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Apr 11, 2016

If you want to know the 'cut to the chase' review, it's: Go. See. This. Show. You can skip to the end to find the details about dates, times and ticket acquisition. (more...)

CITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London, written and directed by James Phillips, with original music composed and performed by Rosabella Gregory, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

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