Jackie Mason's long-awaited return to Broadway has finally been set. He'll bring Much Ado About Everything to the John Golden Theatre Nov. 16 for an open run. An official opening date has yet to be announced, according to a Mason spokesperson (June 10).
Side Man is still playing at the Golden Theatre and, thanks to an audience boost from its Tony win and the addition of Scott Wolf to the cast, remains in an open run. Wolf is committed through July 17. The producers hope Warren Leight's drama will at least make it through the summer.
As for Mason, his show has been touring such venues as the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY, Westbury Music Fair and the Laff Stop in Houston, TX.
Stand-up comedian Mason has had four long-runs on Broadway: The World According to Me, Jackie Mason Brand New, Politically Incorrect and Love Thy Neighbor.
Mason's comedy, delivered in a borscht-belt cantorial style that runs from bemusement to mock anger, generally deals with such subjects as politicians, urban annoyances, and differences between Jews and gentiles.