Jackie Mason will visit Broadway with his sixth solo show, Prune Danish, this fall. The new show will begin previews at the Longacre Theatre on Oct. 8, said a spokesman at the Helen Hayes Theatre Center in Nyack, NY, where the show will have a pre-Broadway tryout.
The HHTC run will play Sept. 9-14 and then Sept. 24-29. The show promises to feature Mason's usual mix of social observations, humorous philosophizing and Borscht Belt wit, touching on current events.
Mason's last Broadway solo, Much Ado About Everything, ended its successful run July 30, 2000, after 36 previews and 183 regular performances.
The comedy, delivered in a cantorial style that runs from bemusement to mock anger, generally dealt with such subjects as politicians, urban annoyances, and differences between Jews and gentiles.
The comedian has had four other long-runs on Broadway: The World According to Me, Jackie Mason Brand New, Politically Incorrect and Love Thy Neighbor. The first revived the comic's career and won him a special Tony Award.