The Old Man & The Pool on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed
The Old Man & The Pool Summary
- Show Status: Closed
- Genre: Play
- The Old Man & The Pool is 1 Hour 35 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Mimutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Began: October 28, 2022
- Show Opened: November 13, 2022
- Show Closed: January 15, 2023
A new comedic solo play with Mike Birbiglia at the helm that depicts a coming-of-middle-age story about when life takes a dive - into a highly-chlorinated YMCA pool.
The Old Man & The Pool on Broadway Background
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, actor and New York Times best-selling author, who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. He has written and performed a series of award-winning solo plays, including Sleepwalk with Me, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes.
Story Consultant: Ira Glass
Seth Barrish directs the work, written and performed by Birbiglia, with contributions from story consultant Ira Glass., who is the host of the popular podcast This American Life.
Mike Birbiglia's Previous Works
This show is Mike 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) and four-time Tony Award Nominated Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James (Paradise Square, The Piano Lesson)
What’s The Old Man & The Pool Like?
Mike Birbiglia takes the stage to chronicle his coming-of-middle-age story that asks the big questions: Why are we here? What’s next? What happens when the items at the doctor’s office that you thought were decorative become functional?
The show maintains that it is "pee in your pants funny, not pee in the pool funny"
Is The Old Man & The Pool Good for Kids?
The show is written for adults and contains references to death and existentialism, beyond the normal capacities of most minors.
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
New York, NY 10020
- Mike Birbiglia
Center Theatre Group
- Seth Barrish
- Mike Birbiglia
- Story Consultant
- Ira Glass