Comedy Duo Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Headed to Broadway
The pair's popular old-geezer alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will take their hit show 'Oh, Hello' to the Lyceum Theatre in the fall.
New York's most outrageously obnoxious septuagenarians are about to migrate from the Upper West Side to the Great White Way.
Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the 70-something alter egos of comedy duo Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, will hit the Lyceum Theatre in the fall, starring in Oh, Hello on Broadway.
The show features characters that first surfaced more than a decade ago in New York's alternative comedy clubs, before gaining wider popularity in Funny or Die clips and later in sketches on Kroll's former Comedy Central series.
Part scripted and part spontaneous comedy, Oh, Hello is a stage memoir in which Gil and George spout uninformed opinions about everything from the Vietnam War to the correct ratio of filling to bread in a tuna sandwich.
The show had a sellout run last fall at off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, and has since been performed in San Diego, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. Prior to Broadway, it will play Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.
Kroll and Mulaney spoke to The Hollywood Reporter last December about the characters' history and their hopes for the show's future life. Commenting on the Broadway announcement, St. Geegland said, "This is the furthest dun'town we have been in years and we are not happy about it." Added Faizon: "I'm terrified. I have to go to the bathroom."
Directed by Alex Timbers, whose Broadway credits include The Pee-wee Herman Show and Peter and the Starcatcher, the production will begin previews Sept. 23 at the Lyceum, with opening night set for Oct. 10. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through Jan. 8, 2017. Lead producers are Patrick Catullo and Marcia Goldberg.