The production, which is currently playing an extended engagement through March 5 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, will be taped Feb. 2-3 for an April telecast. Jerry Seinfeld, who directed the Broadway production, will also direct the TV version.
Golden Globe Award-winning comedian Seinfeld directed Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which arrived on Broadway Oct. 22, 2010, after an extended run Off-Broadway earlier this summer. Long Story Short was billed as a limited run through Jan. 8, but has now extended its Broadway stay twice.
Eva Price and Richard Martini produce the production, which is mulling future dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and San Francisco following the conclusion of the Broadway run.
According to producers, "Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn uses his 'articulate brand of comedy' in taking audiences through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Colin Quinn Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us."
Quinn began as a writer on "SNL" in 1995 and was a featured player on the late-night show through 1998, when he became a full-time cast member. He departed "SNL" in 2000. He made his Broadway debut with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake in 1998. The production has scenic and projection designs by David Gallo, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Christopher "Kit" Bond. Hal Brooks serves as creative consultant.
Long Story Short is presented Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, and Saturdays at 2 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM.
For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Helen Hayes Theatre is located at 240 West 44th Street.