Jerry Seinfeld Has a ‘Story’ for Broadway

Tuesday, June 1 by

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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