Colin Quinn: Long Story Short Opens on Broadway Nov. 9
By Adam Hetrick
Long Story Short, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Quinn's one-man comedy about the decline of the world's great empires, opens on Broadway Nov. 9 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Golden Globe Award-winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld directs the 75-minute comedy, which arrived on Broadway Oct. 22 after an extended run Off-Broadway earlier this summer. Long Story Short will play a limited run through Jan. 8, 2011. Eva Price and Richard Martini produce.
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.
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