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‘One Man’ targets Broadway

Producer lays transfer plans for U.K. hit

Hit Brit stage comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” is laying plans for a potential Broadway bow following the show’s West End run.

American producer Bob Boyett talked up his intention of getting “One Man” into Gotham in an interview this week. The move could happen as early as this season, but no timeline has yet been set and Rialto theater availability in the spring remains up in the air.

The glowingly reviewed “One Man,” a 1960s-set redux of Carlo Goldini’s 18th-century comedy “A Servant of Two Masters,” has snowballed into a big hit for London’s National Theater, where the Nicholas Hytner-helmed production of Richard Bean’s play runs through Sept. 19. A monthlong U.K. tour will follow the sold-out run at the National, after which the show lands on the West End for a four-month stint beginning Nov. 8.

In what could prove a marketing boon should the transfer materialize, “One Man” is skedded for a Sept. 15 slot in the National’s NTLive series of HD cinemacasts. The international screen showcase could build buzz among Gothamites who catch the screening.

Boyett has frequently partnered with the National for Gotham incarnations of the theater’s productions, including current success “War Horse” (also produced by Lincoln Center Theater) and 2006 hit “The History Boys.”

“One Man” reteams “History Boys” helmer and National a.d. Hytner with star James Corden, who also appeared in “History Boys.”

If “One Man” makes it to Broadway before the end of the season, it would join a 2011-12 slate of new plays that so far includes “Chinglish,” “The Mountaintop,” “Other Desert Cities,” “Stick Fly,” “Seminar” and “The Columnist.”

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