Friday, May 18, 2012

Double Guvnors

Oliver Chris, Tom Edden and James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

Here's nifty way to enjoy two men and four guvnors. On Sunday May 20, BAM is showing the NT Live broadcast of One Man, Two Guvnors, which was taped in London last fall, at 11am. If one really had a hankering to, you could catch that and still have enough time to grab a quick lunch, eat it while you ride the 2 or 3 train from Brooklyn to Manhattan and catch the 3pm Broadway matinee of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Music Box Theatre. What else? Maybe write an essay or a blog entry comparing and contrasting the two productions? Note what lines were changed, how performances evolved, how English vs. American audiences responded to certain moments?

Alas, I wont' be able to...I'll be in Princeton, N.J., attending attending a new American play (Are You There, McPhee?) starring a wonderful Canadian actor (Paul Gross).