MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE At The Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Extension
Mike Birbiglia's return to off-Broadway in The New One is extending. On Wednesday, the run at the Cherry Lane Theatre sold out within hours of being put on sale. Even Birbiglia was a little taken aback, directing his Twitter followers to keep refreshing their browser because he didn't think it was possible it could sell out that quickly.
The New One producer Mike Lavoie said, "I haven't seen anything like this since we produced Oh, Hello at the Cherry Lane. It was then that we knew that we had a potential hit Broadway show and that's exactly what happened. Looks like Broadway may be in the future for The New One as well." In the meantime, The New One is extending two more weeks.
There's another show coming in to the Cherry Lane on August 27, so August 25 is absolutely the last performance there will be at this location.
Mike Birbiglia: The New One plays at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.TheNewOne.com or calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.Mike Birbiglia (performer/writer) is a comedian and a storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Birbiglia has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the "Best Comedy Albums of the Decade" by The Onion AV Club. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films "Sleepwalk with Me" and "Don't Think Twice." His book, Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, and HBO's Girls as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. He has played the role of Danny Pearson on Orange is the New Black and is currently playing the critically acclaimed role of Oscar Langstratt on Showtime's Billions. In 2017, Mike was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor and Montreal's Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year: Birbiglia lives in Brooklyn with his wife Jen. Seth Barrish (Director) is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group where he most recently directed Scott Organ's The Thing With Feathers. He directed Thank God for Jokes (Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show, Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Solo Show), All The Rage (Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Best Solo Show), My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Sleepwalk With Me (Nightlife Award for Outstanding Comedian in a Major Performance), The Tricky Part (OBIE Award-winner, Drama Desk nominations for Best Play and Best Solo Show), Pentecost (Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), Old Wicked Songs (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award & Garland Award for Best Direction), and Good (Straw Hat Award for Best Direction), among dozens of productions spanning a 35-year career Off Broadway, in regional theater and internationally. Seth co-directed the feature film Sleepwalk With Me. In 2016, he co-adapted Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.Seth served as a Consulting Producer on the feature film Don't Think Twice. Seth is a professional acting and directing teacher and wrote the book, An Actor's Companion-Tools for the Working Actor, published by TCG with a foreword by Anne Hathaway. As an actor, Seth appears regularly in film and on television. Seth is also a composer (SESAC) and most proud of his affiliation with his family, Lee Brock, Phillip & Rachel Barrish.