The 44-year-old actor and comedian announced this on Tuesday The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that he will bring his solo show The old man and the pool to Broadway for 70 performances.
21 September (News) — Mike Birbiglia will return to Broadway in the fall.
The old man and the pool begins previews October 28 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in New York and officially opens November 13. The show runs until December 30th.
The production is described as a “coming-of-middle-age story that asks the big questions”.
“It’s a hilarious reminder for all of us, recovering from failing bodies and a thrashing world, that laughter is indeed the best medicine.”
The old man and the pool is written and performed by Birbiglia and directed by frequent collaborator Seth Barrish. The new show also features contributions from Ira Glass.
“In my 22 years of comedy performances and five solo shows The old man and the pool gave me the most rewarding experience I have ever had with the audience,” Birbiglia said in a statement. “I’m very proud of this show and can’t believe I get to perform it at the Lincoln Center Theater – – After auditioning for the Philharmonic, the Opera and the New York City Ballet, I thought I’d never do that.” get a chance. But here I am. Sometimes you get lucky.”
Birbiglia previously performed The old man and the pool in Berkeley, Chicago and Los Angeles.