Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is set to join the elite group that is British Actors Who Have Made It Big On Broadway.
Corden's starring stage vehicle One Man, Two Guvnors - which opened at London's National Theatre in May, and toured the UK before beginning a four-month run in the West End last week - is transferring to New York in the spring. And it's taking its leading man with it.
“It's official, We're going to broadway next year!! http://bit.ly/shkVL0 So proud and excited! X”, Corden tweeted excitedly this morning. So excitedly, in fact, that he forgot to capitalize the B on "broadway".
One Man, Two Guvnors will open at New York's Music Box theatre in April 2012. The comedy - based on the 1746 Venetian play The Servant of Two Masters - is written by Richard Bean; and director Sir Nicholas Hytner (whose past triumphs include The Madness Of King George) will also be directing the Broadway production.
The play received rave reviews when it opened at the National Theatre, with critics lining up to laud Corden's performance. The Daily Telegraph hailed him as “the show's crowning glory”, while The Independent called his performance “triumphant”.
And here's hoping Corden can wrap his head around his latest career success. "I just feel lucky that I'm able to do so many different things," he told The Guardian last month. "I feel constantly amazed that I'm allowed to, you know?"
If you want to catch Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors before he leaves our shores for the lights of Broadway, check out the show’s Adelphi Theatre website for ticket information and more.