The Old Man and The Pool
The Old Man and The Pool

Mike Birbiglia’s The Old Man and The Pool to Open on Broadway This Fall

Mike Birbiglia is coming back to Broadway! After his Broadway debut in his solo play The New One, which was captured for Netflix, he returns with his latest solo play The Old Man and The Pool.

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and The Pool will begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on October 28, 2022, ahead of an official opening night on Sunday, November 13, 2022.  Written and performed by Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Award winner Mike Birbiglia, the play is directed by Seth Barrish (The New One), with contributions by Peabody Award-winning Story Consultant Ira Glass (This American Life).

The limited engagement will play 70 performances only, through Friday, December 30. Tickets are now on sale.

“In my 22 years of performing comedy, and five solo shows, The Old Man and The Pool has given me the most rewarding experience I’ve ever felt with audiences,” says Mike Birbiglia. “This is a show I’m very proud of, and I can’t believe I get to perform it at Lincoln Center Theater – after auditioning for the Philharmonic, the Opera, and the New York City ballet, I thought I’d never get the chance. But here I am. Sometimes you get lucky!”

Marking Birbiglia’s fifth solo play collaboration with director Seth Barrish, the play’s creative team also includes Tony Award-winning Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt (Act One, POTUS), four-time Tony Award Nominated Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James (Paradise Square, The Piano Lesson), Lighting Designer Aaron Copp (The New One, Falling Out of Time), Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Kai Harada (The Band’s Visit, Kimberly Akimbo), and Projection Designer Hana S. Kim (The Visitor, Eve’s Song).

One of the greatest comedic storytellers, at the top of his game. On the heels of his award-winning show The New One, Mike Birbiglia returns to Broadway with a coming-of-middle-age story about when life takes a dive – into a highly-chlorinated YMCA pool.

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