Mike Birbiglia's The New One on Broadway
About Mike Birbiglia's The New One
Mike Birbiglia's "The New One" comes to Broadway!
Mike Birbiglia has a new one. It’s called "The New One." He’s made you laugh in "Sleepwalk with Me" (it was a play presented by Nathan Lane, then a movie, THEN a book), "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend" and "Thank God for Jokes." (He was also really funny in that one season of "Orange Is the New Black." And in "Billions." And "Broad City.") Now he’s on Broadway telling a new story in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Lin-Manuel Miranda called "The New One" “as perfect a night as you’re gonna get.” Do not miss "The New One." Some people say it’s his best one. (It was John Mulaney. Also, Vogue.)
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One of the biggest decisions a person can make in their life is whether or not to have children, and Mike Birbiglia has turned the drama of that choice into a hilarious reflection on procreation, parenthood, and the pros and pitfalls in between. What starts as a piece on the merits of a great couch transforms into a piece about companionship, career, and what we do for the people we love — all full of humor and Birbiglia’s piercing insight. Whether parents or not, anyone can relate to Birbiglia's comic and moving observations on life.
Directed by Seth Barrish, the one-man show premiered off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre earlier this year. Celebrities including Nathan Lane, John Mulaney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sara Bareilles have praised the show, and The New York Times said Birbiglia makes a “winning Broadway debut” with his “genius” comedy.
What To Watch For
- Birbiglia has a life-threatening sleepwalking disorder, which he chronicled in his show-turned-film “Sleepwalk With Me.” The condition makes an appearance in the story here.
- Birbiglia has appeared in TV shows like “Orange Is the New Black,” “Billions,” “Broad City,” and “Inside Amy Schumer.
- Birbiglia has two doctors who helped him when he and his wife were trying to conceive, but only one of the doctors is named in the show. His doctors’ names are Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Fish, but only Dr. Kaplan is mentioned in the show.
80 minutes, no intermission
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.