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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.


CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Dangerous Seduction Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Gary Troy Joins Cast of COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that Gary Troy has joined the cast of 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). Mr. Troy has taken over the role of the father, Kevin, previously held by Michael J. Farina. (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

BWW Review: Alfred's BROWN TALE Is Very Chicago and Very Funny
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 20, 2017

Notwithstanding the lingering leeriness I feel about going to see them, one-person shows can be memorable and truly special. Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Frank Gorshin's Say Goodnight, Gracie and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short stand out as the best that I've seen by men, while I'd point to Julie Harris's Belle of Amherst, Lily Tomlin's The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, and Tova Feldshuh's Golda's Balcony as the best by women - plus two more at Spoleto this year, Avital Lvova's Angel and Ayodele Casel's While I Have the Floor. (more...)

Michael Ian Black and Colin Quinn On Sale at NJPAC 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announces two great comedy shows, be sure to see Michael Ian Black on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 and Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd on Friday, March 9, 2018. Tickets for these shows go On-Sale Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10AM at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Comedian Colin Quinn Comes to A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Whether he's delivering killer comedy at an intimate nightclub, giving acclaimed performances on HBO's Girls and in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, or performing live in his widely lauded, Jerry Seinfeld directed hit Broadway shows, Colin Quinn has proven himself a master of comedic observation and storytelling. This December, Quinn who is apparently refusing to leave the business brings his sly wit and unique perspective to A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in the San Francisco debut of his all-new stand-up show, One in Every Crowd. Showcasing his distinctive brand of razor-sharp and intelligent comedy, One in Every Crowd proves that there's always one person in every group situation who ruins everything! The first of several solo-storytellers presented under A.C.T.'s @TheStrand series, One in Every Crowd performs for five performances only December 14 17, 2017. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. (more...)

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Bring Twist on Tchaikovsky Classic to the Fox; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, hits the road this holiday season to 28 U.S. cities. (more...)

Sons Of Apollo Release Video For 'Coming Home'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Sons Of Apollo have just released the video for 'Coming Home' from their highly anticipated debut album, 'Psychotic Symphony.' The song is now available on all digital outlets starting today. The album is set to release on October 20 via InsideOutMusic/Sony. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Are You In or Are You Out? Tickets on Sale for CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

As previously announced, following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton and Ben Fankhauser Tapped for THE MAD ONES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

59E59 Theaters will launch the first show of Prospect Theater Company's three-year residency with the NYC premiere of THE MAD ONES, a new musical featuring book, music & lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Henry and Mudge) and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Seller). (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld to Return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

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 March 9-10 and April 20-21, 2018. (more...)

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...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces THE MAD ONES and More for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) has announced its 2017-2018 season, featuring premiere productions of Kait Kerriganand Brian Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones, and Jason Grote and Marisa Michelson's One Thousand Nights and One Day. (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...)

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...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Gritty New Musical THE DEATH OF THE MOON Headed Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present THE DEATH OF THE MOON, a dramatic new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Michael Ferrara, September 12th - October 8th at the Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theatre (1627 Broadway). The official opening will be on September 17th. (more...)

COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Starring Erikka Walsh Preps for Previews
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions will begin previews of COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical featuring Erikka Walsh, Michael J. Farina and Kaye Tuckerman, 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...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager LIZ FLETCHER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 2, 2017

What's a stage manager? What do they do? What's their job? Seriously. Perhaps no job in the theater is as hard to define as that of a production stage manager and it's that blend of mystery, fear and total dependence that makes actors, directors, crew members, producers - you name it! - hold a really great stage manager in total awe and to revile someone who is (how do you say it, without offending anyone?) less than stellar in their position? (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced a new 30 & Under Membership Program, which provides access to specially-priced reserved tickets to Prospect's award-winning programming, as well as other benefits.  (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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