Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain announce 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.
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. 2012 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critic Circle Award winner James Corden stars as “Francis Henshall”.
The cast of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS features 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 also includes Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston as “Gareth”, Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith, Natalie Smith.
The production’s on stage band, “The Craze,” includes Jacob Colin Cohen on Drums & Percussion, Austin Moorhead on Lead Guitar, Jason Rabinowitz on Lead Vocals and Charlie Rosen on Bass, Matt Cusack and Zach Jones.
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.
The creative team for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS includes Mark Thompson (set & costumes), Cal McCrystal (Physical Comedy Director), Mark Henderson (lights) & Paul Arditti (sound).
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS received the following awards on Broadway: A Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Play (James Corden); three Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Actor in a Play (James Corden), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Edden) and Outstanding Music in a Play (Grant Olding); three Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Nicholas Hytner) and Outstanding Actor in a Play (James Corden).
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain.