Mike Birbiglia’s The New One – Opened October 25th
Comedian, actor and director Mike Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and The Moth, and has released several comedy albums and television specials. His feature-length directorial debut Sleepwalk with Me, based on his one-man show of the same name and in which he also starred, won awards at the Sundance and Nantucket film festivals. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy-drama Don’t Think Twice. His 2010 book Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Birbiglia has appeared in films such as Your Sister’s Sister, Cedar Rapids, and Trainwreck, played a recurring role in Orange Is the New Black, and has guest starred in episodes of Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, and Broad City.
The New One debuted at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the summer of 2018 where it enjoyed an acclaimed, sold-out, and extended Off-Broadway run. The show features additional writing by Jennifer Hope Stein and is directed by Seth Barrish. Birbiglia has remained deliberately secretive about the details of The New One, his reasoning being that the show should be discovered in the theatre.