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

Jill Abramovitz, Jeff Blumenkrantz and More Set for Prospect Theater's IGNITE Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Prospect Theater Company kicks off its 2015/16 IGNITE Series at The Times Center (242 W 41st Street), with a concert of works by Fred Ebb Award Winners Jeff Blumenkrantz, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond, Peter Mills, and Sam Wilmott, on September 12 at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro & Miguel Play 'Long Story Short' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and Jessica Alba compete against Benicio Del Toro and Miguesl in a game of 'Long Story Short', where each team takes turns trying to get their partners to guess movie titles in under five seconds without saying their names. (more...)

Jill Abramovitz, Jeff Blumenkrantz and More Set for Prospect Theater's IGNITE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Prospect Theater Company kicks off its 2015/16 IGNITE Series at The Times Center (242 W 41st Street), with a concert of works by Fred Ebb Award Winners Jeff Blumenkrantz, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond, Peter Mills, and Sam Wilmott, tonight, September 12 at 8pm. (more...)

MOD Theatre Company to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Reilly Hickey - Oct 22, 2015

A new adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will begin performances on Wednesday, December 16th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This limited holiday engagement runs through Wednesday, December 23, 2015. (more...)

COLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold-out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book THE COLORING BOOK (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld returns The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning tonight, October 20th. (more...)

When the BEE Evolved Into a Human Being, Is the Focus of 'THE TALL TALE'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Imagine the world was once not just peaceful, but filled only with harmony and serenity and all the animals got along just fine. Paradise. A time before the existence of humans. And one day, one single tiny little bee, a curious and mischievous one, was getting bored of living the eternal life of a mother bee and wanted to try out her stinger, to see what happens. The Princess kissed a frog, poetically speaking, though in reality it was a mother bee, (queen bee) who stung the frog. The Bee's DNA slips into the frog, its eggs mutate, the offspring grows fluff on its skin, which happens to be of the exact structure as bee fur, a new hybrid comes about out of which a species evolves which will be the only mammal with slit pupils like reptiles and amphibians, the cat. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

COLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold-out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book THE COLORING BOOK (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld returns The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning next Tuesday, October 20th. (more...)

Dopapod's 11/20 Show Moved to The Hall at MP in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Progressive groove quartet Dopapd has announced slight changes to their show on November 20 in New York. Originally slated for Irving Plaza, the show has been moved to The Hall at MP in Brooklyn (470 Driggs Avenue). (more...)

BWW Interview: Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera Houses
by Erica Miner - Nov 3, 2015

The award-winning soprano is admired for her ability to perform more than one role in Puccini and Verdi operas (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (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 ¬Ė 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 ¬Ė 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...)

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...)

Review Roundup: COLIN QUINN: THE NEW YORK STORY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2015

COLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY, a new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld, opens tonight, July 23, at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Directs Colin Quinn in THE NEW YORK STORY, Opening Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Colin Quinn The New York Story a new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld plays The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street), with the official opening scheduled for tonight, July 23rd. (more...)

VIDEO: Colin Quinn & Gina Gershon Talks Broadway & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, a caller asked actor and comedian Colin Quinn what's the best and worst thing about Jerry Seinfeld directing him in his new off-Broadway show, "Colin Quinn The New York Story." (more...)

Photo Flash: THE NEW YORK STORY's Colin Quinn Guests on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, a caller asked actor and comedian Colin Quinn what's the best and worst thing about Jerry Seinfeld directing him in his new off-Broadway show, 'Colin Quinn The New York Story', plus Quinn shared stories about some of the worst experiences he's had with hecklers during his stand-up shows and in what cities. Scroll down for photos from his guest appearance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Colin Quinn Returns Off-Broadway in New Solo Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Colin Quinn The New York Story a new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld will play The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning July 9th with the official opening scheduled for July 23rd. Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitzand will play a limited engagement through August 16th. (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...)

Jerry Seinfeld Kicks Off Sold-Out Residency at the Beacon Theatre Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform once a month at the Beacon Theatre in 2016 as part of a residency entitled, 'Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.' All six performances, starting tonight, January 7, and continuing February 18, March 2, April 14, May 5, and June 8, are sold out. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (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...)

COLIN QUINN - THE NEW YORK STORY to Host Benefit Performance at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre, where COLIN QUINN - THE NEW YORK STORY has been enjoying a sold-out run for the past several months, will present a special performance to benefit Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) on Tuesday, January 26, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theater's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

MoMA Announces Initial Selections fo Doc Fortnight 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art announces initial selections and the opening- and closing-night films for Doc Fortnight 2016, its 15th annual showcase of recent documentary film that examines the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices and reflects on new areas of documentary filmmaking, from February 19 through 29, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Natascia Diaz of WEST SIDE STORY at Signature Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jan 13, 2016

Natascia Diaz is one of DC's greatest talents. With several Helen Hayes Awards and nominations under her belt, she's returned to her roots playing her favorite role, Anita in Signature Theatre's West Side Story. (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...)

BWW Interview: THE BOOK OF MORMON on Tour Actor Stanley Mathis
by Kathy Strain - Dec 4, 2015

Stanley Mathis is a veteran performer on Broadway playing in such shows as THE LION KING and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. Currently touring with THE BOOK OF MORMON, Mathis, shared with BWW some of the great experiences of being out on the road and how he came to play the role of Mafala Hatimbi in THE BOOK OF MORMON on tour. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in conjunction with Eva Price, THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels, from January 6 through February 7, 2016. The play will take place on Stage II. Tickets are $25-$85. The press opening will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld to Begin Residency at Beacon Theatre in January 2016
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform once a month at the Beacon Theatre in 2016 (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 11/23 - 11/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Below, check out quotables from NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - November 23 ¬Ė November 26 (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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER: Ruth Ann Miles Sings Fornarola & Elmegreen's 'Disloyal Daughter'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2015

Here is Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) singing 'Disloyal Daughter' by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen. (more...)

Colin Quinn's THE NEW YORK STORY Will Return to Cherry Lane Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld will return The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning October 20th. Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitz. (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...)

Jerry Seinfeld Adds Second NJPAC Show, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015. (more...)

COLIN QUINN: UNCONSTITUTIONAL Now Streaming Exclusively on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

From executive producer Jerry Seinfeld, now streaming exclusively on Netflix is COLIN QUINN: UNCONSTITUTIONAL. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Presents Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

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Jerry Seinfeld Coming to NJPAC, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015. (more...)

MATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Houston as part of Theatre Under The Stars' 2015/16 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of Matilda The Musical will be coming to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts October 6 - 18. (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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