Golden Globe Award-winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld directed the 75-minute comedy, which concluded its extended Off-Broadway run at the Bleecker Street Theatre Sept. 4. Seinfeld will repeat his duties for the Broadway venture.
The Broadway engagement will begin performances Oct. 22 towards a Nov. 9 opening. Long Story Short will 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.
Long Story Short will be 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.