Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre will soon reek of tuna. That’s because John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s prankster alter egos George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon will set up shop there starting this fall for Oh, Hello on Broadway. This is a huge move for these Upper West Side denizens who have already had an acclaimed off-Broadway run in New York and a tour.
George and Gil made the announcement in a Facebook Live video last night, insisting repeatedly, “this is not a joke.” Kroll’s already told the New York Times that, for Broadway, George and Gil’s “main request is showgirls.” He added, “And we haven’t quite figured out how to tell them that the union has made it clear that they will not provide any showgirls for a George and Gil production.” But, showgirls or none, there will of course be tuna. “There are whole conference calls where tuna is discussed, in serious tones, with award-winning set designers and prop masters and stage managers,” Mulaney explained.
Oh, Hello on Broadway starts performances September 23 and will run through January 8. Tickets are on sale now.