James Corden heads for the bright lights of Broadway

James Corden today spoke of his elation as it was announced in the US that he is off to Broadway, saying that he is "so proud and excited"

One Man, Two Guvnors, in which James takes the lead role of the hapless Francis Henshall, has celebrated tremendous success since opening at the National Theatre back in May.  

The show, which critics have hailed as "pure comic bliss" - The Independent, and have proclaimed James to be "a comic tour de force, the like of which hasn’t been seen in London for years" - Daily Mail, recently moved to the West End, where the run continues until the end of February at The Adelphi Theatre. 

The play, based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters is written by Richard Bean and directed by Sir Nicolas Hytner. James jumped at the chance when originally asked to be part of the play by Hytner - having worked with him on the critically acclaimed History Boys in 2004, which also enjoyed a run on Broadway, along with a turn on the big screen when it was made into a film. 

One Man, Two Guvnors has enjoyed outstanding success in UK theatre and James is over the moon to have the chance to tread the boards of Broadway once again. James will head to NY in April, after what has been an extremely busy few months for him; in between up to eight theatre performances a week he has been filming Sky 1 hit sports panel show A League Of Our Own, releasing a best-selling autobiography May I Have Your Attention, Please?, voicing the children's favourite animation Little Charley Bear, all whilst busily back with pen in hand, writing a new show for TV.  

February will also see him returning as host of the UK's biggest music awards show, The BRIT Awards, for what will be his third appearance in the role. 



November 16, 2011 7:18am ET by Dawbell   Comments (0)

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