The Broadway company of One Man, Two Guvnors, the acclaimed London import that recently announced it had recouped its $3.25 million capitalization, offers a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund Aug. 26.
The special performance begins at 8 PM at the Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th Street); 2012 Tony Award winner James Corden stars.
The 1960s-set One Man, Two Guvnors, an English rewrite of the Italian classic The Servant of Two Masters, is directed by Nicholas Hytner, whose production is infused with new pre-Beatles-style rock tunes by Grant Olding; the score was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award.
One Man, Two Guvnors began Broadway previews on April 6 and opened officially on April 18; performances continue through Sept. 2. Audiences have been wowed by Corden and company willfully breaking the fourth wall in the loose-limbed show about a butler serving two bosses — and satisfying his own appetite for wine, food and women.
Special performances, according to the Actors Fund, "are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences, and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway companies generously give their time and talent by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community."
To purchase tickets, call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit actorsfund.org.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone — performers and those behind the scenes — who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has — for nearly 130 years — been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.
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