45 Bleecker, home to off-Broadway comedies, shutters in landlord-tenant dispute

A landlord-tenant dispute has shuttered 45 Bleecker, the off-Broadway theater that has played host to several successful comedy runs, including Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short," which just left the space to head uptown to Broadway this fall.

The theater's online home has posted a note, which reads:

"Theatre is temporarily closed. Like many New Yorkers, we are in dispute with our Landlord. Due to litigation we have no comment at this time. Further information will be posted as it becomes available."

Other comedians who found a home at 45 Bleecker in the past few years have included Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk with Me," Marc Maron's "Scorching the Earth," Lizz Winstead's "Shoot the Messenger," and the taping of "The Awkward Comedy Show" special.

45 Bleecker's shuttering forced an abrupt end to current production "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal."

(via The L Magazine)

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