One Man, One Tony
James Corden takes home a Tony for One Man, Two Guvnors
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While One Man, Two Guvnors is still running in the National Theatre, the original cast and crew relocated to Broadway earlier this year to see how our friends across the atlantic would take to it. Last night's Tony Awards proved that the decision to move was a wise one, star of the show James Corden picked up a Tony for Best Actor beating strong competition from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella, John Lithgow and James Earl Jones.
This is his acceptance speech:
Corden is probably more familiar to most of us as Smithy from Gavin and Stacey or as the presenter of A League Of Their Own, but his turn as Francis Henshall has garnered much critical praise for him. One Man, Two Guvnors is an adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, and was initially seen in The National Theatre with Corden last Summer. The success of the play has been astonishing, a live recording of the production has even been shown in cinemas around the country.
With it being one of the gayest nights of the year, we were up until the early hours watching the Tony's being deftly presented again by Neil Patrick Harris. Harris' opening jokes set the tone for the evening "The Tony Awards, or as we like to call it: Fifty Shades of Gay." Though we miss last years closing rap that composed of events throught he ceremony, this years Tony Awards was still a delight.
This all follows the news that last years Tony award winning behemoth, The Book Of Mormon, is now on its way to the East End for a run in London. The Book Of Mormon was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park and has been widely well received because of its fantastically well written songs sending up Broadway staples such as The Lion King.
Tickets for the National Theatre Show are available here .
Words: Joshua Hammond