Mike Birbiglia: The New One begins a limited engagement July 26 at the Cherry Lane Theater in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Originally set to close August 2, the show will now close August 25. No further extensions are possible due to another booking at the theater.
Tickets for the original run sold out within hours of going on sale Wednesday, according to Mike Lavoie, who produces along with Birbiglia. Lavoie also speculated that “Broadway may be in the future” for The New One.
Birbiglia’s previous one-man shows include My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, both filmed for Netflix, and Sleepwalk with Me, which he developed into a feature film. As an actor, he’s appeared on Billions and Orange is the New Black, among other series.
The New One will be directed by Seth Barrish, who also directed Thank God for Jokes, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Sleepwalk With Me.
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Birbiglia isn’t saying much about The New One. “I hate it when people tell me what anything is about or really any details at all,” he said in announcing the show. “Last year I loved Lady Bird, Get Out and The Big Sick and my greatest gift to my friends was to tell them to see those movies and don’t read anything about them. So that’s what I’m telling the people interested in this show. If you liked my other shows and movies, I think you’ll love The New One.”
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