Season Spotlight: Mike Birbiglia's The New One

May 22, 2019 / Blog
By Kitty Janvrin

Mike Birbiglia has a new one. It's called The New One. The comedian tells a new story in a new way in his acclaimed one-man show, utilizing the same heart and humor audiences have come to expect.


  • Winner: 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
  • 2019 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance
  • Opened on Broadway November 11, 2018

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As writes in their show synopsis, "Comedian, storyteller, director, and actor Mike Birbiglia tries not to tell people anything about his new show because the less you know about the show the more you will enjoy it." That doesn't mean to lower your expectations. In fact, Birbiglia's one-man show, which focuses on his experience with first-time fatherhood, illuminates the fears and joys of the human experience.

One Man, Innumerable Laughs

You may know Mike Birbiglia from his Netflix special Thank God for Jokes or from his other major projects Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. Perhaps you recognize his from his roles on Orange Is the New Black, Broad City or Billions. Birbiglia has established himself as a comedic and literary force, and both of these talents are on display in The New One. If you're looking for something unique to add to your Broadway Lights season, this is the show for you.

The Creative Team

  • Book: Mike Birbiglia (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Thank God for Jokes)with additional writing from Jennifer Hope Stein (Occasionally, I remove your brain through your nose)
  • Direction: Seth Barrish (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Thank God for Jokes)
  • Scenic Design: Beowulf Boritt (Be More Chill, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale)

Mike Birbiglia's The New One is currently on sale with a PNC Broadway Lights season ticket. Season ticket holders can opt for the 9-show package, which includes The New One, or use their swap or add-on options to add The New One into their season ticket package. Learn more here.