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Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn takes audiences through his version of the 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 uses satire to take on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world's most powerful nations.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Mar. 5, 2011.

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About Colin Quinn: Long Story Short on Broadway

Previews: Oct 22, 2010 • Opening: Nov 9, 2010 • Closing: Mar 5, 2011
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240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
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A comic look at the rise and fall of the world’s great empires, Long Story Short starts at the beginning. After a quick takedown of cavemen, Quinn moves through Greeks and Romans (smart guys vs. tough guys) and then trudges into the Dark Ages. He targets, among others, Latin America (Maya, Inca, those pesky conquistadors), the Middle East, the tribes of Africa and moves all the way through to the British Empire (with its longstanding crush on France) and us, the Walmart-loving, Snooki-watching American empire we are today.

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Colin Quinn


Written by
Colin Quinn
Jerry Seinfeld
Set Designer
David Gallo
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Sound Designer
Christopher "Kit" Bond
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