The laughs are over for the off-Broadway production of Old Jews Telling Jokes. The long-running comedy will close on September 15 after 22 preview performances and 552 regular performances at the Westside Theatre. A regional production begins at Chicago's Royal George Theatre on September 24.
Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, Old Jews Telling Jokes is directed by Marc Bruni and showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs -- brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world.
The closing cast includes Dara Cameron, Chuck Rea, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman and Steve Vinovich.