James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors.
James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors.
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Full casting has been announced for the Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors, at the Music Box Theatre. Nicholas Hytner will direct the production, which will begin previews on April 6, with an official opening on April 18.

Richard Bean's comedy is based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, and features songs by Grant Olding. It centers on Francis Henshall, who agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a tangled web of schemes and romantic associations, which Francis cannot keep straight.

James Corden will repeat his star turn as Francis Henshall, which he originated in the National Theatre of Great Britain production in London. He will be joined by nine leading company members from that original production, currently playing in the West End: 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, and Suzie Toase as Dolly.

In addition, the cast will include Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston, Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith, and Natalie Smith.

The creative team includes Mark Thompson (set & costumes), Cal McCrystal (physical comedy director), Mark Henderson (lights), and Paul Arditti (sound).

One Man, Two Guvnors is being produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain.