Long Story Short

$25 – $65

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Theatres at 45 Bleecker/Bleecker Street Theatre

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by Student Blogger: Stina Pinsky - Sep 27, 2019
Congrats, you've made it to college! The freedom you feel while in college is truly something special and you get to put your life in high school behind! It's the fresh start you've dreamed of! It's also a great time to hone your talents and really figure out who you are. There's a lot of expectations coming into your freshman year, and a lot of new things thrown your way. And it's totally fine if things don't go the way you expect them to!
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and other surrounding islands, the news crews have long moved on but the humanitarian crises endure. The reality is sobering, with more officially reported deaths than 9/11, a tripling of attempted suicides and the closing of 283 schools just the start of the ongoing toll. Keenly aware of the depth of the tragedy and determined to let the citizens of Puerto Rico know folks on the mainland still have their backs, St. Louis based singer, entertainer and producer Willie J has joined forces with Aaron Emig, his partner at Pure Mission Entertainment, to create and release the powerhouse anthem “We Love You Puerto Rico.”
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added 16 final performances to his Beacon Theatre residency – extending the run through its conclusion in March 2020.
by Student Blogger: Meg Graff - Sep 19, 2019
I'm going to start this off with something that you probably already know: being a student is hard. There's a lot of hats you need to wear, so to speak. Between classes, schoolwork, rehearsals, and trying to maintain a social life, there might not seem like a lot of time to unwind and focus on yourself. As much as this is easier said than done, make time. This is a lesson I learned very well as I got more involved in school.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
In 1831 Charles Darwin joined the voyage of HMS Beagle, leaving the comforts of home behind for what turned out to be a life-changing journey of discovery. One hundred and eighty-two years later, we found ourselves in a similar position. In place of a tall ship we had a small theatre company, which, despite being totally unseaworthy, has taken us on our own adventure.
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - Oct 5, 2018
Hello Broadwayworld! It's Lea coming to you from Queens College. Let me be the first to officially welcome everyone back to school and welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who scored a hit last season with the World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, will present the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives. Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production will star Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role. Previews begin September 23 at the cell with opening slated for Today, October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Shea's Performing Art Center and JS Touring announced today that America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will return to the Shea's Performing Art Center stage on Saturday, January 26, 2019 Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who produced last season's critically acclaimed World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, presents the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.  Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production stars Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role, with Allie Trimm (13: The Musical and Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway) and Leslie Hiatt. Now in previews, opening is slated for Today, October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, Striking 12 at the Union Theatre this Christmas. The production, inspired by the short story by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl, is directed by Oliver Kaderbhai, opening on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December.
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
 The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Beacon Theatre in 2019. The shows scheduled for 2019 extend Seinfeld's overwhelmingly successful residency at The Beacon, which began in January 2016 and concluded in December 2017 with 36 sold-out performances. The 2019 dates are as follows: January 11, February 8, March 14, March 15, April 4, April 5, May 3, May 4, June 6 and June 7, with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all ten nights. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Beacon Theatre in 2019. The shows scheduled for 2019 extend Seinfeld's overwhelmingly successful residency at The Beacon, which began in January 2016 and concluded in December 2017 with 36 sold-out performances. The 2019 dates are as follows: January 11, February 8, March 14, March 15, April 4, April 5, May 3, May 4, June 6 and June 7, with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all ten nights. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
RAISED BY GAYS AND TURNED OUT OK! is a one-person show written and performed by Elizabeth Collins, comedian and storyteller. 'Raised by Gays' debuted at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to rave reviews. Jason Rohrer, critic for Bitter Lemons said '...it's extremely funny. Collins writes of family drama with the wry observation of a David Sedaris and the understatement of a Sarah Vowell...' The show has since been to Houston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Bakersfield.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
The Old Globe will expand San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas will run November 11 - December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run November 11-19. Opening night is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 11, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'Charley's Aunt' the hilarious 19th century comedy of manners by Brandon Thomas. Directed by Joe Discher, performances begin on 1024. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Aaron McDaniel who will play Jack Chesney in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce the full cast for the hit Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 from Tony Award-winning Rachel Sheinkin and musical duo Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Declan Bennett (Brendan), Bronte Barbe (The Match Girl), Danielle Kassarate (Narrator), with Kate Robson-Stuart and Leon Scott completing the cast. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 will open at the Union Theatre on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, returns to Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles to perform his signature stand-up routine on November 2nd and 3rd.  Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, returns to Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles to perform his signature stand-up routine on November 2nd and 3rd.  Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018
Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019
One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, a CNN Original Series Special Presentation written by and starring stand-up comedian Colin Quinn, will debut on Monday, May 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. In the hour-long presentation of his critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway show, Quinn brings the funny tackling the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
MC Theatrical Productions today announced that it will present MIDNIGHT STREET, a dramatic new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Matt Castle, May 29th - June 22nd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 7PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) celebrates Jerry Seinfeld's 50th show in his residency at the Beacon Theatre with tomorrow's 9:30pm performance. Seinfeld began this overwhelmingly successful residency in 2016, and continued it throughout 2017 before resuming in January 2019. Seinfeld currently holds the record for the most comedy shows at The Beacon, and is catching up to the total performance numbers of other legendary Beacon Theatre mainstays, including Allman Brothers Band and Steely Dan, who have 238 and 60 performances, respectively. Additional performances as part of the Seinfeld residency have been announced through November 2019.
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) celebrates Jerry Seinfeld's 50th show in his residency at the Beacon Theatre with tomorrow's 9:30pm performance. Seinfeld began this overwhelmingly successful residency in 2016, and continued it throughout 2017 before resuming in January 2019. Seinfeld currently holds the record for the most comedy shows at The Beacon, and is catching up to the total performance numbers of other legendary Beacon Theatre mainstays, including Allman Brothers Band and Steely Dan, who have 238 and 60 performances, respectively. Additional performances as part of the Seinfeld residency have been announced through November 2019.
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2019
When it comes to the holidays, Ellen sleighs!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
Ellen DeGeneres is bringing her holiday giveaways to primetime for 2019! NBC has set Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways, a three episode-special, to premiere during the holidays, according to Deadline.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to continue adding to the Comedy Club line up for this summer. The two all new shows just added are Robert Klein on Saturday, June 22, and Colin Quinn on Saturday, July 27. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the public on April 5. The return ofPaula Poundstone on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25, was recently announced and tickets are already on sale and are going fast according to Bay Street Theater. All of the Comedy Club shows are at 8 pm. The Summer Comedy Club is sponsored in part by Hampton Implantology. For tickets go online to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. The Box Office is open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm or showtime.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added two more fall performances to his 2019 Beacon Theatre residency. The newly announced performances, on November 22 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, are in addition to the six recently added performances in September and October. Tickets for the newly added November shows are on sale now. Limited tickets remain for the previously announced performances.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019
Circle Players' presentation of If/Then continues through April 7, but today three cast members - Bryan Royals, Taylor Simon and Emily Summers - talk about their theatrical backgrounds and share with audiences why they should make reservations to see If/Then (for tickets, go to www.circleplayers.net) in the latest incarnation of Friday 5 (+1)...
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added two more fall performances to his 2019 Beacon Theatre residency. The newly announced performances, on November 22 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, are in addition to the six recently added performances in September and October. Tickets for the newly added November shows are on sale now. Limited tickets remain for the previously announced performances.
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added six more 2019 performances at the Beacon Theatre. The newly announced 2019 dates are as follows: September 20, October 25, and October 26, with performances at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on all three nights. The October events will be part of a Netflix special live taping. Tickets will go on-sale for the three new dates on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10:00am (EST). Limited tickets remain for the previously announced performances.
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
With the 22nd Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) happening July 12th – 18th, this year's schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710)!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
"Past Perfect," a one-act play by Award-winning New York playwright Philip Holt, is returning to London at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden Town, from Monday 1st July to Saturday 6th July and will be performed at the RADA Festival on Wednesday 3rd July at 4pm.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Jul 5, 2019
Crystal Kay (Leading Player) and Shirota Yu (Pippin) give us their opinions about how theater is changing in Japan, and what it was like working on such a legendary show from Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The organizers of TEDxBroadway announce today five additional speakers who will take the stage when the popular event returns to New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to explore a?oeWhat's the BEST Broadway can be?a??
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The 22nd Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) took place between July 12th – 18th, and included some of the best new short and feature-length independent movies anywhere, made by filmmakers from around the world - with a strong contingent of local Long Islanders showcased as well - all shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Queens-based Rude Grooms announced today initial details for the company's second annual free summer production touring parks and art spaces in Astoria and Long Island City: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, led by actor-manager Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe) and produced in partnership with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and the Astoria Park Alliance and is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 29, 2019
Joey McIntyre is set to don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress next week (Monday February 4), starring through April 7. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress, is set to make his Broadway debut in the role beginning on February 11 and playing through April 28. The duo just met the press and we're taking you inside the big day below!
by Walter McBride - Jan 29, 2019
Joey McIntyre is set to don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress next week (Monday February 4), starring through April 7. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress, is set to make his Broadway debut in the role beginning on February 11 and playing through April 28. The duo just met the press and you can check out photos from the big day below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Waitress announced today that Joey McIntyre will don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter a day earlier than previously announced; his first performance will be Monday February 4 at 7 PM; he will be in the show through April 7.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, a new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, is playing The Minetta Lane Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Today, rising R&B duoAr'mon & Trey released the official music video for their dynamic 'Right Back' Remix featuring breakout rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The original single, which was released back in October after garnering the top spot on Ar'mon & Trey's flop or bop vlog, spawned the viral #rightbackchallenge where fans joined in to create their own versions of the song using the track's instrumentals. The initiative generated thousands of posts and comments on Instagram and inspired many others to adopt the concept on YouTube. Celebrities, such as Queen Naija and Bibi Bourelly, and influencers@clarencenyc and @therealchrissailss were among those who participated in the challenge.
by Brett Burger - Jan 16, 2019
Last year I posted an article on my website about the top 10 shows I was the most excited for that would be in the Twin Cities across the 2018-2019 season. Some of them premiered in 2018 like Mamma Mia at the Ordway and, of course, the traveling production of Hamilton. However, as I look back at the least, a large majority of them are in 2019 and I'm still just as excited to see these productions as I was last year when I posted about them. Below are 9 shows that I can't wait to see in 2019!
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2019
Joey McIntyre is now donning the white coat of Dr. Pomatter! His first performance was last night, Monday February 4 at 7 PM. He plays a limited run through April 7, alongside Stephanie Torns as Jenna!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Joey McIntyre will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter on February 5 and play through April 7, 2019. He was last seen on Broadway as Fiyero in Wicked. Producer Barry Weissler said, 'We love Joey as a New Kid on the Block and know that he has 'The Right Stuff' to be a brilliant Dr. Pomatter.'
by David Clarke - Dec 13, 2018
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have reunited this Christmas season for a holiday themed Broadway show. Inspired by the sketch shows starring the likes of Dean Martin, Andy Williams, and Carol Burnett, this duo plans to amuse and delight with vocal performances and light-hearted comedy skits. To get the inside scoop on this show, we sat down with writer and performer Ken Arpino to chat about this first annual holiday spectacular.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall, in association with Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment present a free concert staged reading of The Romeo & Juliet Project, a new musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg. This FREE community event will be held in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY on August 16 and 17 at 7 pm and is the latest installment of Bay Street's ongoing Under the Stars Community Outreach Program. The performance is directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2019
Last night, pop star Joey McIntyre took his final bows in Waitress on Broadway. McIntyre joined the cast of the show in February, succeeding Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel in the role of love interest, Dr. Pomatter. See Joey's farewell to the diner below!
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 21, 2019
New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) will present 'Surfing My DNA' by actressplaywright, Jodi Long from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 26, 2019. Directed by Eric Rosen, the play stars Jodi Long and features composermusician Yukio Tsuji. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Jodi Long about her career and the upcoming show.
by Aaron Wallace - Apr 18, 2019
There's terrific acting in the touring cast, even if the singing voices waver from Platt to flat. We get an incredibly convincing Evan in Ben Levi Ross (an understudy for the same role on Broadway). He interprets the character as nervous, nerdy, and unknowingly funny. It's an excellent performance...