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March 13, 2012 1:21 pm

New Off-Broadway Musical: Old Jews Telling Jokes

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Old Jews Telling Jokes. Photo from play website

Old Jews Telling Jokes is co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, and is directed by Marc Bruni.

The production, “showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before? Not this way. The show also features comic songs — brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, “the website that inspired the show.” according to press notes.

Old Jews Telling Jokes will begin previewing on May 1st, prior to the official opening on May 20th at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre.

Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street. Tickets are $80 and are available at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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