If Kathy Griffin were performing eight nights at Carolines on Broadway, it'd be considered just another week in the life of a comedy club. Even though Carolines is on Broadway.
But move Griffin a few blocks south and another block east, and suddenly, it's "Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony," a limited-run Broadway show at the Belasco Theatre on West 44th Street. The "one-woman show" will be exactly like her stand-up, meaning riffs on celebrity encounters and topical tabloid culture, with shows from March 11-13 and March 15-19.
In her official statement, Griffin said: ‚ÄúWhile I have been asked to understudy for Spider-Man and take over for Al when he has finished his run in ‚ÄòThe Merchant of Venice,‚Äô instead I have decided to take my very own show to Broadway.‚Äù
Nothing added about whether Bravo will be filming this for one of her scheduled four new stand-up specials to air on the cable channel in 2011.