New York: Off Broadway Booking in association with The Midtown Theater will present Steve Solomon as he returns to New York with the second installment of his hysterically funny family chaos with the all new, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m STILL in Therapy. Beginning August 5 and opening August 10, Still in Therapy will run through August 31 at the Midtown Theater (163 West 46 Street). Tickets are $69 and are available by visiting www.midtowntheater.net or call 212 352 3101.
The comedy chaos continues in this critically acclaimed sequel to his original smash hit. “Still in Therapy” takes us back to Steve’s wacky childhood growing up with his twin sister “The Smoker.” The audience follows along in this wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, X-wives, dogs, cats, dieting and dozens of other side-splitting situations that we all relate to.
Solomon’s shows have been called: “The Show’s A Big Hit! An Hour-And-A-Half Of Laughter! It’s Hysterically Funny It’s So Clever! You’re Going To Love It!” – WOR Radio; “Perfect Comic Timing!”- New York Post; “Brings Down The House!” – “My9 News/ WWOR TV; “A New Hit Comedy!”- “Good Day NY Street Talk,”Fox5 TV; “A 90-Minute Laugh-Fest!”- Hadassah Magazine; “Heartwarming As Comfort Food! Everyone Can Relate To This!” – Martha Stewart Living Radio; “Solomon Is A Comedic Genius! It’s Like Spending An Evening With Dozens Of Hilarious Friends And Eccentric Family” – The Jewish Advocate; “A Funny Look At Family Relationships. An Entire Family Wrapped Into A One-Man Show.” – WCBS TV; “A Phenomenal Show! It’s A Blast! I Recommend This Show. If You Want To Laugh, This Show Is The Place To Be!” – Leon Charney, “The Charney Report”; “Steve Solomon Is Alan King, Billy Crystal, A Smidgen Of Don Rickles And George Carlin All Thrown In.” – Variety. In addition to glowing reviews around the country, Solomon is also the recipient of The Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Broadway.com’s Favorite New Off Broadway Play , BroadwayWorld.com: Audience Favorite Play Award and The San Francisco Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor.
STEVE SOLOMON: A native of Brooklyn, Steve grew up in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay. This was the perfect training ground for a dialectician and comedian. Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage.
He also realized that he was a prolific writer of jokes and stories; real jokes. He submitted dozens of his stories to periodicals, friends and stand up comics he knew in the business. With the coming of the internet and e-mail, Steve now had an outlet for much of his comedy writings. One e-mail full of his jokes became ten, ten became hundreds, soon thousands of fellow e-mailers were enjoying Steve’s humor; and so it went for over twenty years. To this day, Steve receives e-mail versions of his own jokes and stories from all over the world. So, if some of the hilarious stories you hear “ring” familiar; trust me, they’re probably Steve’s.
Using humor, dialects and sound effects in teaching, Steve was real life version of Gabe Kaplan’s “Welcome Back Kotter.” Eventually, Steve became a Physics teacher and a school administrator on Long Island, New York. He left his academic career behind and turned his attention to his latent love of making people laugh. As Steve puts it, “I decided follow my heart and become an impoverished comedy writer and performer.” Steve’s show, the three-time award winning: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy has met with rave reviews to sold out crowds throughout the United States, Canada and South Africa. The show became one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in history—over 1850 performances to date. This hilarious show highlights the very best of his writing talents.
Steve has written two additional sequels to his original hit: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m STILL in Therapy, which will be opening in New York City in August and his hilarious holiday show; My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays!
All three of Steve’s shows are currently touring the United States and overseas.