Screen Junkies » Story http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:35:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jerry Seinfeld Has a ‘Story’ for Broadway http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jerry-seinfeld-has-a-story-for-broadway/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jerry-seinfeld-has-a-story-for-broadway/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 He's conquered television, starred on the silver screen, and surfed the internet. Now, comedian extraordinaire Jerry Seinfeld has set his sites on Broadway....off Broadway, to be exact. Seinfeld will direct "Long Story Short," a comedic monologue by SNL alum Colin Quinn. The play explores "2,000 years of human civilization and the rise and fall of its great empires, stretching from ancient Rome to Walmart." It is hoped that Seinfeld's name recognition will translate to ticket sales. Most Off Broadway shows close after only a week, sending the vanquished cast members back home to flyover country with their pathetic hopes of stardom dashed. This is not Seinfeld's first encounter with the Great White Way. In 1998, he closed out his old stand-up routine with a limited run entitled, "I'm Telling You For The Last Time." In addition, Monk's Coffee Shop, the fictitious hangout for the "Seinfeld" characters, is located at West 112th Street and Broadway. Not too bad for a guy whose only knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons. (Variety) See video of Jerry Seinfeld's Broadway debut after the jump.

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He’s conquered television, starred on the silver screen, and surfed the internet. Now, comedian extraordinaire Jerry Seinfeld has set his sites on Broadway….off Broadway, to be exact.

Seinfeld will direct "Long Story Short," a comedic monologue by SNL alum Colin Quinn. The play explores "2,000 years of human civilization and the rise and fall of its great empires, stretching from ancient Rome to Walmart." It is hoped that Seinfeld’s name recognition will translate to ticket sales. Most Off Broadway shows close after only a week, sending the vanquished cast members back home to flyover country with their pathetic hopes of stardom dashed.

This is not Seinfeld’s first encounter with the Great White Way. In 1998, he closed out his old stand-up routine with a limited run entitled, "I’m Telling You For The Last Time." In addition, Monk‘s Coffee Shop, the fictitious hangout for the "Seinfeld" characters, is located at West 112th Street and Broadway. Not too bad for a guy whose only knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons. (Variety)

See video of Jerry Seinfeld’s Broadway debut after the jump.

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FOREST WHITAKER AND 50 CENT REMAKE JEKYLL AND HYDE http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/forest-whitaker-and-50-cent-remake-jekyll-and-hyde/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/forest-whitaker-and-50-cent-remake-jekyll-and-hyde/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 /Film reports that despite the upcoming Jekyll film project starring Keanu Reeves, Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara is moving forward with his own retelling of the classic tale. Jekyll and Hyde is set to star Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent as the cursed doctor in a contemporary retelling. Clearly they missed the boat on casting. 50 Cent as Mr. Hyde? They should have cast Mike Tyson. Wouldn't even need no make-up.Check out some more of these morning headlines. Lost Season 5: Hurley's Greatest Hits. (io9) Hanging With Mr. Danza. (NY Post) Fright Night to be remade, more frightening. (Empire) Toy Story 3 crosses over Up. (MTV) Expendables reveils tough new artwork. Grrr. *cough cough* Ouch. I pulled something. (Latino Review)

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/Film reports that despite the upcoming Jekyll film project starring Keanu Reeves, Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara is moving forward with his own retelling of the classic tale. Jekyll and Hyde is set to star Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent as the cursed doctor in a contemporary retelling. Clearly they missed the boat on casting. 50 Cent as Mr. Hyde? They should have cast Mike Tyson. Wouldn’t even need no make-up.

Check out some more of these morning headlines.

Lost Season 5: Hurley’s Greatest Hits. (io9)

Hanging With Mr. Danza. (NY Post)

Fright Night to be remade, more frightening. (Empire)

Toy Story 3 crosses over Up. (MTV)

Expendables reveils tough new artwork. Grrr. *cough cough* Ouch. I pulled something. (Latino Review)

 

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