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Coming This Winter: The PIT Moves to Murray Hill, UCB East Opens Its Doors 

The PIT sent out a surprise announcement via Twitter today:

@ThePIT acquires new theater complex! 10k sq ft, 99+ seat theater, full bar/coffee shop, rehearsal spaces and offices! Follow The Fear!

Where's it gonna be? Sources close to The PIT tell me the theater's new digs will be in Murray Hill -  24th Street between Park and Lexington and they're prepping to open in December 2010. Stuff that in your curry hole.

Hot on the heels of that news, at the UCB Theater's annual press conference to kick off the DCM, 3 of the UCB 4 were on stage taking questions. They revealed the name of their new space--UCB East--a 150 seat theater opening its doors in early 2011 at 3rd and Avenue A.  The collective's current location (UCB West?) will continue to operate as its mainstage for improv, ASSSSCAT is staying put.  They said, "[UCB East is] going to have all different kinds of comedy. The same way this will be heavily improv, that will be heavily standup. You will be able to do things that you can't do in a club in the Midwest." Eat it, stupid Midwest clubs! Something else to potentially get excited about: UCB East will have A Hot Chick's Room.

Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser at the DCM press conference | Photo: Paul Gale