Thursday, June 14, 2012
My Life at the Theater: One Man, Two Guvnors
I was lucky enough to see this last month in New York and if there was ever a case that one man stole the show and the hearts of the audiences, this was it. James Corden plays a man trying to satisfy two employers while also getting himself fed. Lots of fun in this British transport. It's based on the older play Servant of Two Masters (Italian: Arlecchino servitore di due padroni), a 1743 Commedia dell'arte comedy by the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Audience participation is a big part of the show.
James Corden may look familiar to some of you from the British series Stacy and Gavin, where he played Gavn's pal.
James Corden won a Tony Award for this, beating out Philip Seymour Hoffman among others, on Sunday.