The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre on, Wednesday April 18. BroadwayWorld was on hand inside the after party to speak with the company and brings you coverage below!
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is a comedy by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with songs by Grant Olding and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
James Corden stars as "Francis Henshall" in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS with Oliver Chris as "Stanley Stubbers", Jemima Rooper as "Rachel Crabbe", Tom Edden as "Alfie", Martyn Ellis as "Harry Dangle", Trevor Laird as "Lloyd Boateng", Claire Lams as "Pauline Clench", Fred Ridgeway as "Charlie Clench", Daniel Rigby as "Alan Dangle", Suzie Toase as "Dolly". The company will also include Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston as "Gareth", Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith, Natalie Smith.
The production's on stage band, "The Craze," includes Jacob Colin Cohen on Drums & Percussion, Austin Moorhead on Lead Guitar, Jason Rabinowitz on Lead Vocals and Charlie Rosen on Bass, Matt Cusack and Zach Jones.
In ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Corden stars as "Francis Henshall" ("ONE MAN"). Always-famished and easily-confused, Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding ("TWO GUVNORS"), both of whom are linked in a tangled web of schemes and romantic associations... none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting while trying to eat anything in sight along the way. Simple.
Falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band are just some of what awaits at the most "deliriously funny" (The Daily Telegraph) new play to cross the pond in decades.
The creative team for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS includes Mark Thompson (set & costumes), Cal McCrystal (Physical Comedy Director), Mark Henderson (lights) & Paul Arditti (sound).
The Broadway production follows a sold-out run that opened at The National Theatre in May; a UK tour; and, a sold out run in London's West End that began in fall 2011. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS recently won the Evening Standard and the London Critics Circle Awards was nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best Play.
For more information, visit www.onemantwoguvnorsbroadway.com.