One Man, Two Guvnors Broadway
Always-famished and easily-confused, Francis 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.
Tickets on sale December 1, 2011
Featured Reviews For One Man, Two Guvnors
A Matter of Taste - Wall Street Journal
The only part of "One Man, Two Guvnors" that translates effortlessly into the universal language of lunacy is the last scene of the first act, a two-doors-and-one-staircase miniature farce adorned by the presence of Tom Edden, who plays an 87-year-old waiter of the utmost ineptitude. Since the program credits Cal McCrystal as the show's "physical comedy director," I assume that he is mainly responsible for the masterly staging of this bit, which reduced me to helpless howling. If you do see "One Man, Two Guvnors," be forewarned that it's downhill all the way after that.
Mistaken Identity May Be Closer Than It Appears - New York Times
It’s a rich, slow-spreading smile, like butter melting in a skillet over a low flame. And whenever it creeps across James Corden’s face in the splendidly silly “One Man, Two Guvnors,” which opened on Wednesday night at the Music Box Theater, you know two things for sure: You’re in for trouble, and you’re already hooked. Struggle as you will, there ain’t nothing you can do about it. That smile captures the essence of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” Richard Bean’s inspired adaptation of an 18th-century Italian farce by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Nicholas Hytner. A runaway hit in London, where it originated at the National Theater, “One Man” is, like Mr. Corden’s grin, both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent. Letting loose and neutralizing all sorts of demons, it’s ideal escapism for anxious times.
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by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2012
Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain announceD today that their acclaimed Broadway production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS recouped its $3.25 million capitalization, during the week ending August 19, 2012. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS began previews on April 6 and opened officially on April 18, 2012. The production is playing a strict limited engagement at the Music Box Theatre through September 2, 2012 only.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 3, 2012
Featured in this week's event were the casts of Chaplin, The Musical, Mamma Mia!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Silence, The Musical, and My Sinatra. Click below to check out the performances from 'The Craze' of Broadway's One Man, Two Guvnors!
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2012
Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Theatre Company are delighted to announce that Richard Bean's riotously funny adaptation, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, based on Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters with songs by Grant Olding will enjoy a Melbourne season from 17 May to 22 June 2013 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse.
by BWW - July 6, 2012
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this next edition, we caught up with Oliver Chris, who is starring as 'Stanley Stubbers' in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS- currently playing at the Music Box Theatre!
by Caryn Robbins - June 25, 2012
BWW had a chance to chat with all four members of 'The Craze' and find out how they transform themselves each night from four immensely talented American musicians of the 21st century to four young lads from 1950's Brighton, England.
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2012
Tony Award winning ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS star James Corden just appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Sunday, June 17th. For his starring role as "Francis Henshall" in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Corden won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award for Best Actor. Click below to watch Corden chat about his recent engagement, his relationship with David Beckham, and more!
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2012
Tony Award winning ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS star James Corden will appear on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" tonight Friday, June 15th at 9:00PM EST. The episode will repeat on Sunday, June 17th.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2012
According to the Daily Mail, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' James Corden, who just won the 2012 Tony Award for best actor, will play Paul Potts in Harvey Weinstein's film One Chance. The film is about Potts' journey to the TV series Britain's Got Talent, which he later won.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 11, 2012
James Corden is this year's recipient of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS. The funny-man got serious with BroadwayWorld in the Tony press room following his win, showing us just how genuinely humbled he is by the honor.
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2012
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS star James Corden will appear on NY1's "On Stage" program this weekend. Corden sits down with NY1 reporter Frank DiLella to his experience starring in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway on Saturday, June 2 at 9:30am & 7:30pm, Sunday, June 3 at 9:30am & 7:30pm and Monday, June 4 (Tuesday AM) at 12:30am.
by Stage Tube - June 1, 2012
On May 21, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' star James Corden visited BBC America in midtown Manhattan for a Q&A with WNYC's Kurt Andersen. A sneak peak at their conversation can be seen in the video clips below! Corden discusses his journey back to Broadway from The History Boys to now, how came to star in One Man, Two Guvnors and his experience on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS stars James Corden and Jemima Rooper will appear on "The Leonard Lopate Show" this Tuesday, May 29. The interview can be heard at 12:40pm on 93.9 FM and AM 820. 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).
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, began preview performances on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, April 6, and opened April 18. Get a sneak peek at a new TV spot for the show which received 7 Tony Award nominations!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Tom Edden nominated for 'Best Featured Actor in a Play' his hilarious performance in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012
Today, 5th May 2012 at 5.45pm, Richard Bean will discuss writing ONE MAN, TWO GUVONRS at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in conversation with Dan Rebellato, fellow playwright and Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. The hit show, currently running on both Broadway and the West End, stars James Corden.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012
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.
National Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Will Return to Cinemas Beginning May 5; FRANKENSTEIN Returns Beginning June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012
The National Theatre will present special encore National Theatre Live broadcasts of FRANKENSTEIN and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS.
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2012
On Saturday 5th May 2012 at 5.45pm, Richard Bean will discuss writing ONE MAN, TWO GUVONRS at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in conversation with Dan Rebellato, fellow playwright and Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. The hit show, currently running on both Broadway and the West End, stars James Corden.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 21, 2012
The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre on, Wednesday April 18. BroadwayWorld was on hand inside the after party to speak with the company and brings you coverage below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 19, 2012
The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre last night, Wednesday April 18. Check out coverage of the theatre arrivals below!