BWW TV: First Look at ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS on Broadway!
One Man, Two Guvnors, held its first Broadway preview, April 6, leading up to the show's Broadway opening at the Music Box Theatre on April 18, 2012. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors, showcases physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, designs by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography by Adam Penford. Production footage has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe... but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother... who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and take a job with one Stanley Stubbers. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Playwright Richard Bean's plays include England People Very Nice for the National The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. He adapted David Mamet's House of Games and wrote a new version of The Hypochondriac for The Almeida Theatre. Last month Bean won the 2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play for One Man, Two Guvnors and The Heretic.
Since he became Director of the National in April 2003, Nicholas Hytner has directed Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry IV, Southwark Fair, The Alchemist, The Man of Mode, The Rose Tattoo (with Stephen Pimlott), Rafta, Rafta... , Much Ado About Nothing, Major Barbara, England People Very Nice, Phèdre, The Habit of Art, London Assurance, Hamlet, Collaborators and Travelling Light.
Richard Bean's award-wining adaptation, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, opened at The National Theatre in May 2011. In November last year, after a UK tour, One Man, Two Guvnors opened in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre where it completed a sell-out run.
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