Old Jews Telling Jokes announces cast

Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe will star in the new comedy revue show, Old Jews Telling Jokes, opening at the Westside Theatre Downstairs on 20 May 2012, following previews from 1 May 2012.


Co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, Old Jews Telling Jokes is directed by Marc Bruni and 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 creative team is David Gallo (Set and Video Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design) and Richard Fitzgerald/Sound Associates (Sound Design). It is produced by Daniel Okrent and Peter Gethers, and Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch.


Bill Army (Reuben): Broadway: 'Relatively Speaking' (dir. John Turturro). New York: 'All's Well that Ends Well,' (dir. Daniel Sullivan), 'Measure for Measure' (dir. David Esbjornson), 'Henry Box Brown' Play (dir. Mark Wing Davey), 'The Europeans' and 'No End of Blame.'

Marilyn Sokol (Bunny). Emmy, Obie, and Bistro Award-winner, Sokol’s career has included: Broadway: 'Conversations With My Father,' 'Grease' and 'Great God Brown.' Film: "The Producers," "Musical Chairs," "Man On the Moon," "Lucky Days," "Foul Play" and "The Front." TV: “Are We There Yet?,” “The Lenny and Adam Show,” “Law and Order,” “Sex and The City,” “Sneak Peak” (Emmy, Wash DC). Off-Broadway: 'Love Divided By/Times Three,' 'Beggars Opera' (Obie) and 'Merry Wives of Windsor.'

Todd Susman (Nathan). Hairspray veteran Todd Susman has done 19 television pilots, been a regular in six series and recurred in six more, including five years of “Newhart.” Todd was eight years the “PA Voice” in “MASH.” Most recent features are The Taking of Pelham 123, starring Denzel Washington, and You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino. Todd is also a playwright. 2011, Locked and Loaded ran six months in its Los Angeles premiere.

Audrey Lynn Weston (Debbi). New York Theatre includes 'Alphabetical Order' (Keen Company), 'U.S. Drag' (the STAGEfarm), 'Rag and Bone' (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), 'Widows' and 'REARVIEWMIRROR' (59E59 - Reverie), 'Johnny Applef?%ker' (Ohio Theatre), and 'Bloody Mary' (NYIT nomination). Film / Television: "Henry’s Crime," "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," "The Girl From Monday," "The Five Stages of Grief," "Fools’ Errand," "Forbidden Love" and "Louie." Upcoming: David Chase's "Not Fade Away."

Lenny Wolpe (Morty) has appeared on Broadway as the 'Wizard' in 'Wicked' (a role he created in the original workshops), the original 'Feldzeig' in 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' 'Uncle Max' in 'The Sound of Music,' 'Hizzoner Ed Koch' in 'Mayor,' 'Copperfield,' 'Into the Light' and 'Onward Victoria.' He was a series regular on TV’s "Baby Talk" and "You're the One." Guest starring appearances range from “LA Law,” “Ally McBeal,” “ER” and “Six Feet Under” to “Roseanne,” “The Golden Girls” and “Chapelle's Show.”