VIDEO: OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Congratulate CATS
It wouldn't be surprising if OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland were around for the 1939 release of T.S. Eliot's collection of poems, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," but even if not, the elderly, but feisty pair created by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney obviously have a great deal of affection for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Trevor Nunn's musical, seeing themselves as upright versions of Mister Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger.
Though the boys are busy prepping up for their big debut at the Lyceum Theatre this fall, they generously took a moment to congratulate the new Broadway company of CATS in their own unique and unexpurgated style.
OH, HELLO on BROADWAY begins previews on September 23 with opening night set for October 10. The show will run through January 8 2017. Alex Timbers directs.
Respectively, the duo star as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland - outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that Kroll and Mulaney first began performing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere.Oh, Hello on BROADWAY is Gil and George's "memoir for the stage" - a laugh-a-minute two-man tour-de-force that's part scripted, part spontaneous comedy, and totally unprecedented.
St. Geegland and Faizon have spent their entire lives second-acting Broadway shows and could not be more thrilled to make their Broadway bows. When reached for comment, George said, "This is the furthest dun'town we have been in years and we are not happy about it." Gil added, "I'm terrified. I have to go to the bathroom."
The new generation of Cats includes Leona Lewis as "Grizabella," Giuseppe Bausilio as "Carbucketty," Quentin Earl Darrington as "Old Deuteronomy,"Jeremy Davis as "Skimbleshanks," Kim Faure as "Demeter," Sara Jean Ford as "Jellylorum," Lili Froehlich as "Electra," Daniel Gaymon as "Macavity," Shonica Gooden as "Rumpleteazer," Christopher Gurr as "Gus/Bustopher Jones," Tyler Hanes as "Rum Tum Tugger," Andy Jones as "Munkustrap," Kolton Krouse as "Tumblebrutus," Eloise Kropp as "Jennyanydots / Gumbie," Jess Leprotto as "Mungojerrie,"Georgina Pazcoguin as "Victoria," Emily Pynenburg as "Cassandra," Ariana Rosario as "Sillabub," Ahmad Simmons as "Alonzo," Christine Cornish Smith"Bombalurina," Corey Snide as "Coricopat," Emily Tate as "Tantomile," Ricky Ubeda as "Mistoffelees," and Sharrod Williams as "Pouncival,"as well as Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell,Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan and Megan Ort.