Tune in to see ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS on "Theater Talk" this Friday, March 4. Richard Bean, Nicholas Hytner, and James Corden talk with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins about bringing ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Broadway. Theater Talk airs Friday, May 4 at 1:00am on Thirteen, and will be followed by airings on CUNY TV Saturday, March 24 at 8:30pm; Sunday, May 5 at 12:30pm; and Monday, May 6 at 7:30am, 1:30pm and 7:30pm.
Bob Boyett presents The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).
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, 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 also includes 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.