Much Ado About Everything, the latest Broadway stand-up engagement for comedian Jackie Mason, opens Dec. 30 at the Golden Theater. Previews began Nov. 16 for the show, which missed a couple of nights in early December owing to Mason battling a flu.
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. A spokesperson promised "all-new" material will fill Much Ado.
The comedian has had four long-runs on Broadway: The World According to Me, Jackie Mason Brand New, Politically Incorrect and Love Thy Neighbor.
The show new will have lighting by Stan Crocker and a sound design by Christopher Cronin, but no set designer, according to a production spokesperson.
As a warm-up, Mason brought his stand-up comedy to Westbury Music Fair, Sept. 29, giving him a chance to hone his new material before a New York audience. His show has also been touring such venues as the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY, and the Laff Stop in Houston, TX. For tickets and information on Much Ado About Everything call (212) 239-6200. Tickets are also on sale at the John Golden Theater box office, 252 West 45th Street.