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

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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 worldís most powerful nations. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.


BWW Interview: Valerie Vigoda Is Exploring Unknown Musical Terrain in ERNEST SHACKLTON LOVES ME
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2017

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME is the epic musical adventure starring GrooveLily's fierce and funny electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12), and the courageous and charismatic Wade McCollum (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). This innovative, high-tech adventure tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis, Vincent Rodriguez III and More to Perform at Prospect's 2017 Penthouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers for its 2017 Annual Gala event, 'Prospect at the Penthouse: Reaching New Heights,' to be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

High School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

The role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical Ragtime is one coveted by actors of all ages - not the least of whom is Siegel High School student Caleb Mitchell, who took on the challenge of bringing the character to life in his school's production of the show earlier this spring. And for his efforts, Mitchell was one of three finalists for The Spotlight Award, the culmination of the 2016-17 Nashville High School Music Theatre Awards. (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for GOOD TO GO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bootlegs - Why They Exist and Why We Discourage Them
by K-Ci Williams - Mar 7, 2017

Watching a filmed recording of a Broadway show is actually piracy - and just really bad manners. This is why bootlegs exist and why we discourage them. (more...)

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Vincent Rodriguez III to Host Prospect Theater's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced the host for its 2017 Annual Gala event, 'Prospect at the Penthouse: Reaching New Heights,' to be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company in Partnership with the Hackettstown Rotary Club present Colin Quinn: BULLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Centenary Stage Company in partnership with the Hackettstown Rotary Club present Colin Quinn: Bully on Saturday March 25 at 8pm in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

TREV RICH Comes to the Fox Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The year of the Young G.O.A.T, **Trev Rich**, has been one for the books. The 2016 summer began with a shout out and discussion about **Trev Rich** during an interview on HOT 97 with **Mike Zombie**, **Ebro** and **Rosenberg**. (more...)

BWW Review: North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater Goes Punk With GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT!
by George Brietigam - Mar 13, 2017

Cupcake Studio's production of Green Day's American Idiot oozes of freshness in Trump's America. There was never a dull moment in this high energy, headbanging, production. The power of this show rests in its pure energy, and the cast certainly delivered. (more...)

Ann Harada and Sara Wordsworth Co-Host Prospect's Starry GOOD TO GO Showcase Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects explored in this concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

Mary Testa, Krysta Rodriguez, Arielle Jacobs and Jason Gotay Sign on for Prospect's GOOD TO GO Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, On the Town), Arielle Jacobs (Wicked, In the Heights), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, Smash) and Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man; Turn Off the Dark) have joined the cast of the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROE Gets Special Two-Night Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix's award-winning hit¬†Orange is the New Black,¬†comes the World Premiere of¬†The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe. When Marcus takes the stage, you can't help but take notice. Marcus Monroe (winner of the 2012 Andy Kauffman Award) combines innovative juggling with his unique brand of comedic energy in The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe, a feat of spectacle story-telling by the ¬ďRock Star of Jugglers¬Ē (New York Press). (more...)

BWW Review: Captivating HEISENBERG Lands at the Taper
by Don Grigware - Jul 10, 2017

After a successful run in New York, off and on Broadway, Simon Stephens' curiously captivating Heisenberg takes a bow at the MTF through August 6 with its two stars Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker still on board. The time is the present. Alex Priest (Arndt) and Georgie Burns (Parker) meet by accident - or do they? - in a train station in London. She starts chatting a mile a minute as he listens practically in complete silence. Both are terribly lonely souls, as it turns out. At first glance, Georgie tells Alex that she is an assassin and laughs if off claiming to be a waitress. Later she confesses to being a receptionist in a school. He truthfully tells her he's a butcher. She had a brief unhappy marriage to a philanderer and had a son by (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...)

BRIC Announces Spring Free Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce free programming for its spring 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House, the organization's 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. The season includes over 30 free events including film, art, and creative workshops. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. With offerings ranging from evening concerts to daytime family programming, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City's most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (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...)

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group to Present EXTINCTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group present EXTINCTION by Gabe McKinley previewing March 30-31, opening April 1, and running Wednesdays to Sundays through April 16. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 27, 2017

Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of 'The Book of Mormon' had no idea that when he uploaded his tap rendition of Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him during an evening he was not swinging in about his current choreography project featured in 'Broadway Backwards' a fundraiser to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and the LGBT center in Manhattan, also teasing his newest dance video. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Collins and More in 9 CIRCLES at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York premiere of Bill Cain's 9 Circles, the thrilling war drama, began performances at The Sheen Center on Tuesday night, February 21, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Josh Collins Stars in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES, Beginning Tonight at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture welcomes British actor Josh Collins, making his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this month. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Star Jaygee Macapugay, Pop Star Mark Bautista to Lead HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the star-studded cast of its highly anticipated immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. (more...)

BRIC Announces Spring Free Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce free programming for its spring 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House, the organization's 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. The season includes over 30 free events including film, art, and creative workshops. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. With offerings ranging from evening concerts to daytime family programming, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City's most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY and Kepner's No-Good-Terrible-Very-Bad-Day
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 17, 2017

On last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, what was looking to be Dr. Kepner's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day turned out to be Dr. Minnick's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day. Fittingly, the episode was titled ¬ďIt Only Gets Much Worse¬Ē. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld: THE HOMESTAND Will Continue with Shows in November and December 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that due to popular demand, legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added four more 2017 performances to his Beacon Theatre residency entitled, "Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand Extended." The newly announced dates are November 2 and December 8 with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on both nights. (more...)

BWW TV: Josh Collins Chats Bill Cain's New Thriller 9 CIRCLES, Coming to Sheen Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will welcome British actor Josh Collins in his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this month. Click below to hear what Josh had to say about how he connects with such a troubling and complex character! (more...)

Ann Harada & Sara Wordsworth to Host Prospect's GOOD TO GO Women Writers Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriter's Showcase, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Leading Ladies of CFTA's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

Opening tonight at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts is 9 to 5: The Musical, the Broadway musical by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, based upon the hit movie in which Parton played Doralee, a buxom, down-home kind of gal. Directed by Matthew Hayes Hunter, with choreography by Kate Adams-Kramer and musical direction by Emily Dennis, the show features a stunning trio of leading ladies - played by Katie Hahn, Mary Ellen Smith and Memory Strong-Smith - and an ensemble filled with local favorites, including two Matt Smiths... (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...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 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...)

POPTONE Comes to Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

"Kevin [Haskins] and I get along really well, like a house on fire, we're really different personalities, which is why it probably works," says Daniel Ash about long-running bandmate of numerous bands in the last three decades. Daniel and Kevin have formed the new band POPTONE which embraces all aspects of their careers - from the legendary Bauhaus, timeless band Tones on Tail and chart-topping alt-rockers Love and Rockets.  Joined by Haskins' daughter Diva Dompe, Poptone has already announced two now-sold-out Los Angeles concerts with more dates to be announced. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions presents Reading of Sally Nemeth's MILL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions (The Dodgers, Photo Op) produce a reading of 'Mill Fire' by Sally Nemeth on May 1st, 2017 at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, NYC.  (more...)

Second Jason Manford Date Added at Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A second Jason Manford date at Parr Hall has been announced after huge demand for the first. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Colin Quinn Comes to Bay Street Theater Memorial Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Quinn will be presenting a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street's Comedy Club series on Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $55 to $75 and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Hugely Popular Comedian and TV Presenter Jason Manford Returns to Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hugely popular comedian and TV favourite and radio presenter Jason Manford is returning to Warrington for what promises to be a laugh-a-minute show. (more...)

Photos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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