NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the
Although the play by Richard Bean is a freehand adaptation of
Set in Brighton, England, in 1963, “One Man, Two Guvnors” marshals a cast of characters that would have felt right at home on “The
There's much to say about Corden's performance, which seems to have single-handedly revived Broadway's love for slapstick. The look stamped on his face, a magnificent mix of innocence and connivance, is like that of a pudgy boy who has just discovered cookie dough. But let's save that discussion for an upcoming feature wherein I get to embarrass this modest English actor, who first came to my attention in "The History Boys" and has since gone on to become a big comedy star in Britain, by invoking comparisons to Bert Lahr and Zero Mostel.