The fast-paced British farce One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates its opening night on April 18 at the Music Box Theatre. Nicholas Hytner helms the production, and James Corden stars.
Guests expected to attend the opening performance include Paul Rudd, Jim Gaffigan, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Michael Emerson, Tom Hiddleston and Richard Bean.
One Man, Two Guvnors, adapted by Richard Bean from Italian classic Servant of Two Masters, is the story of Francis Henshall (Corden), who becomes minder to small-time hood Roscoe Crabbe. The gangster however is actually Roscoe’s sister Rachel (Jemima Rooper) posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers (Oliver Chris). Francis takes a second job with Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. Francis must keep his two guvnors apart to prevent discovery.
In addition to Corden, Chris and Rooper, the production stars 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. The company also includes Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston, Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith and Natalie Smith.