Oh, Hello Becomes a Broadway Hit
Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland's duo act recoups its initial investment.
Oh, Hello on Broadway has achieved official "hit" status, becoming the first new play of the 2016-17 Broadway season to recoup its investment. The two-man show, starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, was capitalized at $2.9 million, and opened at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2016. The production plays its final performance this Sunday, January 22, after 120 performances and 18 previews.
In Oh, Hello, Kroll and Mulaney play their alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, a pair of Alan Alda-obsessed Upper West Side bachelors returning to their New York theatrical roots. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos, and late-night couches everywhere.
Producers Patrick Catullo and Marcia Goldberg said, "We are thrilled that audiences of regular playgoers and comedy fans, and, let's not forget, theater critics, have welcomed Oh, Hello to Broadway. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's writing, along with their brilliant performances, have been the perfect theatrical escape for our challenging times. Gil and George have brought big laughs and heart to ‘Brd'way.'"
Oh, Hello on Broadway is produced on Broadway by Patrick Catullo, Marcia Goldberg, Barbara Whitman, Marc Platt, Pierce Cravens, James G. Kernochan, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthorne/Shira Friedman, Jonathan Reinis, Triptyk Studios, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Nathan Vernon, Mike Lavoie, and Comedy Central. The General Manager is 321 Theatrical Management.
The creative team features Scott Pask (set design), Jake DeGroot (lighting design), M.L. Dogg (sound design), Basil Twist (nightmare effect design), Patrick McCollum (movement consultant), Emily Rebholz (costume consultant), Leah Loukas (wig consultant), and Annamarie Tendler Mulaney (makeup).
The show will be filmed in front of live audiences this Thursday and Friday for broadcast at a future date.