Comedian Jackie Mason returns to Broadway (and with refreshments) on Oct. 22, as his latest show, Prune Danish, opens at the Royale Theatre. The new work began previews on Oct. 8.
Delivered in Mason's usual cantorial style, Danish (subtitled "always fresh, never stale!") promises to feature his usual mix of social observations, humorous philosophizing and Borscht Belt wit, touching on current events.
The solo was once aimed at the Longacre Theatre. A spokesman said the switch was made after The Elephant Man vacated the Royale in early June.
Mason's last Broadway solo, Much Ado About Everything, ended its successful run July 30, 2000, after 36 previews and 183 regular performances.
The veteran entertainer received a 1987 Special Tony Award for his show The World According to Me. The Helen Hayes Theatre Center in Nyack, NY, hosted a pre-Broadway tryout of Danish Sept. 9-14 and then Sept. 24-29.
Jyll Rosenfeld and Jon Stoll produce. Mason directs. Lighting is by Traci Klainer and sound is courtesy of Christopher Cronin.