Bob Boyett has announced the full Broadway cast for The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. Previews begin on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
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 will also include Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston, Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith, Natalie Smith.
UK critics have called ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS 'one of the funniest productions in the National's history' (The Guardian), 'deliriously daft and diabolically joke stuffed entertainment' (The Independent), 'pure comic bliss.' (Evening Standard) and 'James Corden gives a comic tour de force, the like of which hasn't been seen in London for years.' (Daily Mail).
James Corden is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. Oliver Chris, Jemima Rooper, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird, Claire Lams, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby and Suzie Toase are appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producer gratefully acknowledges Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production. 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.