James Corden is already a big deal in England, but we think the actor and funnyman is going to be huge international superstar. He's like Russell Brand but a better acting, less messy and far more endearing.
The Brit is currently starring on Broadway - for one more week - in One Man Two Guvnors, which should really just be called The James Corden Show. He makes it and elevates it!
Corden takes the material - a plot that is inconsequential, just a device for the comedy - and he turns the slapstick into high art!
He is a master at his craft! And now we understand why he beat Phillip Seymour Hoffman for that Tony Award!
Corden's role requires so much comedic ability - because a good percentage of the show is improvised and depends on random audience members picked and plopped on stage. The show can very different from night to night, and that also makes it very exciting to see as well. It really is invaluable to the show that Corden is not just an actor, but also a writer and comic as well.
He brings soooo much to the table!
James is surrounded by a fine troupe of actors, most notably Tom Edden as the bumbling Alfie.
The show is in its final week. So if you haven't seen it yet, run to get your tickets NOW!
We just have to say it is SO good to see Sheryl Crow looking so gorgeous and healthy!
But at the 2012 Tony Awards, the singer took a back seat as a presenter for the Best Original Score (Music And/Or Lyrics) Written For The Theatre, and it was Alan Menken and Jack Feldman who won for the music and lyrics of Newsies!
Definitely one of our faves, so we're delighted to see them be honored for their work on it!