Kathy Griffin redefining “limited run” on Broadway with “Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony”

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.

(via NYT)

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