New York, NY (PRWEB) June 08, 2012
Comedian Mike Birbiglia is extending the nationwide tour of his award-winning Off-Broadway show, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend" to theatres and performing arts centers in 28 additional cities. Mike Birbiglia originally performed “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” for 15 weeks at the Barrow Street Theatre, from March 18, 2011 to June 25th, 2011. The show won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Mike has just come back from a two-week sold out run at the Soho Theatre in London that garnered four-star reviews from The Guardian, The Independent, The London Evening Standard and The Times.
In "Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," the storytelling comedian shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest and hysterical journey, Mike struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find—love.
“I had such an incredible time touring this show in the first half of the year. From Durham to Boise, to Arcata, California, the tour was like a really satisfying series of one-night stands. Also my wife was there with me, so it wasn’t like a series of one-night stands at all. I guess there isn’t a word for it. The point is, it was fun and I’m gonna keep doing it.”
Tickets for many of these shows are on sale Friday, June 8th. For complete tour info and links to purchase tickets, visit http://www.birbigs.com/tourdates.
Booked by Mike Berkowitz of the APA Talent and Literary Agency, "Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend" tour marks Birbiglia’s second tour taking place exclusively in theatres and performing arts centers. In 2009 Mike Birbiglia headlined “Comedy Central Live Starring Mike Birbiglia: I’m In The Future Also” tour and performed in 22 theatres across the country.
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, and actor best known for his award-winning off-Broadway hits "Sleepwalk With Me" and "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend." The New York Times called "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend" “ridiculously enjoyable.” It was named a critic’s pick by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. Birbiglia has starred in three Comedy Central specials, released three hit CDs for Comedy Central Records, Two Drink Mike, Sleepwalk With Me Live, and My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AV Club. Birbiglia makes regular radio appearances on The Bob & Tom Show as well as on Public Radio International’s This American Life. In 2011, Birbiglia directed and starred in a feature film adaptation of Sleepwalk With Me, which won the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by IFC Films and will be released in movie theaters nationwide on August 24, 2012.
“MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND” TOUR DATES
DATE CITY VENUE
September 19, 2012 Santa Fe, NM The Lensic Performing Arts Center
September 20, 2012 Durango, CO Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College
September 21, 2012 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center
September 22, 2012 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
September 23, 2012 Lancaster, CA Lancaster Performing Arts Center
October 4, 2012 Iowa City, IA The Englert Theatre
October 5, 2012 Omaha, NE Omaha Performing Arts—Holland Center
October 6, 2012 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
October 18, 2012 Baltimore, MD Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
October 19, 2012 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
October 20, 2012 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theatre
October 25-29, 2012 Chicago, IL Victory Gardens Theatre (Originally scheduled June 12-17)
November 1, 2012 Turlock, CA Turlock Community Theatre
November 2, 2012 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
November 3, 2012 Irvine, CA Irvine Barclay Theatre
November 4, 2012 Santa Barbara, CA Campbell Hall
November 15, 2012 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre
November 16, 2012 Columbus, OH Capitol Theatre
November 17, 2012 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
December 14, 2012 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
December 15, 2012 Bloomington, IL Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
January 11, 2013 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
January 12, 2013 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center
January 24, 2013 Tampa, FL Straz PAC—Ferguson Hall
January 25, 2013 Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs Center for the Arts
January 26, 2012 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live Theatre
February 8, 2013 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
February 9, 2013 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts