Ben Stiller, Questlove, and More Celebrate Mike Birbiglia's Opening Night
Mike Birbiglia's new solo show, The New One, celebrated opening night on Thursday, August 2, at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Birbiglia celebrated alongside stars such as Ben Stiller, Questlove, and This American Life's Ira Glass.
Birbiglia describes the solo show as follows: "I hate it when people tell me what anything is about or really any details at all. 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."
Directed by Seth Barrish, who helmed Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, and Sleepwalk With Me, the production features a set by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt.