Inclusive Dates: 2002 - 2003
Production Files documenting the 2003 production of Yakov Smirnoff's As Long As We Both Shall Laugh at the American Airlines Theatre. This one-man show was created and written by Yakov Smirnoff, with creative producer David Hirschi, creative consultants Jeffrey Sweet, Jimmy Brogan and Buzz Nutley, scenic consultant Eric Renschler, lighting design by Mike Baldassari, costume design by Robin L. McGee, sound design by Fitz Patton and choreography by Jennifer Werner.
This production does not seem to have been nominated for any awards.
Yakov Smirnoff's one-man comedy show, As Long As We Both Shall Laugh, was brought to Broadway after successful runs in other smaller cities across the USA. The show was about immigration, the American dream, and marriage; the content was altered and expanded for the New York audience, and included two Lady Liberty figures which flanked the stage (one of whom "came to life" at the end of the performance).
The show seems to have been performed concurrently with A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, taking place on Sunday and Monday evenings when the other production was dark.
Production Files are contained in one deep Hollinger box, encompassing 12 folders, two Playbills, some marketing flyers, an 8 mm video tape (presumably of a performance), and strips of 2" color negatives.
Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Playbill (9 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects and headshot jpegs)
Production and Publicity Photographs
There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves. Contracts, royalties statements, and other confidential documents have been moved to the Contracts cabinets and access is restricted. There is a compact disc of Yakov Smirnoff publicity photos on the Media shelves.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only.
See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: As Long As We Both Shall Laugh 2004, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive