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Mike Birbiglia to Celebrate The New One With a 40-Block Walk and Free Tickets

Birbiglia will walk from the show's previous home at the Cherry Lane Theatre to its new home at Broadway's Cort Theatre.

Mike Birbiglia onstage in The New One.
(© Joan Marcus)

Mike Birbiglia will celebrate the box office opening for his new Broadway play, The New One, this Friday, October 12, beginning at 12pm by walking from the show's previous home at the Cherry Lane Theatre to its new home at the Cort Theatre. The first 10 people who meet the author and star at the Cherry Lane and follow him on his 40-block journey will receive vouchers for a complimentary ticket to the Broadway engagement.

All other participants may purchase $49.00 advance rush seats at the Cort Theatre box office on Friday only for preview performances through Saturday, November 10. Mike himself will be at the Cort Theatre box office window following the walk from the Cherry Lane (at approximated 1:30pm).

"I was going to make this walk from our off-Broadway theater to our new Broadway home all by myself and then I thought, ‘Why not invite all of America?' So here we are. Feel free to join us if you like walking and/or theater. The whole thing is an experiment. There might be 10 of us or there might be 10,000. You'll find out when we do," said Birbiglia in a statement

Following an acclaimed off-Broadway run, Mike Birbiglia's The New One will begin preview performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre on October 25 and open on November 11 for a limited engagement through January 20.

Written by Mike Birbiglia, with additional writing by Jennifer Hope Stein, The New One is a new play directed by Seth Barrish with set design for Broadway by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Aaron Copp, and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Mike Birbiglia's The New One will be produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum. This American Life's Ira Glass is Executive Producer. Joe Birbiglia is Associate Producer and Mike Lavoie is Production Consultant.

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