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    Mike Birbiglia tells an honest, relatable story in this one-man show about becoming a parent for the first time. Funny, thoughtful and moving, this show at the Cort Theatre blends the line between stand-up performance and play, resulting in a truly engaging evening’s entertainment.

    Mike Birbiglia is known for his personal, laid-back brand of stand-up comedy. His latest one-man show The New One created such a high demand for tickets when it played at the Cherry Lane Theatre that the run was extended by more than three weeks. The New One now transfers to the Cort Theatre, where many more viewers will be won over by Birbiglia’s charm, humour and humanity.

    The New One tells a story that is instantly relatable to many. Namely – one about reaching middle-age and having your first child, despite feeling completely unready. Having tackled his own dangerous sleep disorder in his film Sleepwalk with Me, Birbiglia knows how to tell very revealing stories in ways that make people laugh and think. The New One is co-written by Birbiglia’s wife Jen Stein, bringing another perspective and an additional layer of truth to the contents.

    This isn’t simply stand-up comedy on a bigger stage. Set Designer Beowulf Boritt (who won a Tony award for Act One) has created a stage that is deceptively simple, but becomes littered with the kind of toys, furniture and detritus that will be very familiar to any parent. Seth Barrish, a frequent collaborator with Birbiglia, directs The New One, bringing the best out of Mike and his relatable, human story.

    Sorry this show closed 20 January 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    25 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
    Running time:
    1 hour and 20 minutes.
    James Earl Jones Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 13+
    Audience Notes:
    Fans of Mike Birbiglia will not want to miss what is possibly his most revealing and mature show yet, but this charming, engaging and very funny one-man show will appeal to almost anyone.
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