Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me"

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From Sleep Walk with Mike

Sleepwalk With Me
, a new comedy written by and starring Mike Birbiglia, will play The Bleecker Street Theater, off Broadway (45 Bleecker Street just East of Lafayette Street) beginning October 17th with the official opening scheduled for November 11th. The show is produced by Nathan Lane and Eli Gonda and Ryan Scott Warren of QuasiWorld Entertainment.

In his theatrical debut, comedian Mike Birbiglia takes the audience on a hysterically funny and intensely personal journey through his struggles with sleepwalking and his reluctance to confront his fears of love, honesty and growing up.

Sleepwalk With Me is the rare collision of comedy and theatre that touches your funny bone and tickles your heart.

“Every once in a while, someone comes along who renews your faith in the art of stand-up comedy. It happened when I first saw Mitch Hedberg, and it happened again when I saw Mike Birbiglia” said Nathan Lane. “The energy in the room changes, and you realize you’re in the presence of a fresh and original voice. And that is very rare. You know you’re getting the real turtle soup, not merely the mock. Like any great comedian, it’s hard to categorize Mike - he is his own unique creation. You should definitely just go see him, and get lost in his world. It’s a fun and hilarious place to be.”

Tickets for Sleepwalk With Me range from $49.50 with premium seating available. Sleepwalk With Me plays Wednesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, and Sunday at 4pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Telecharge at or calling (212) 239-6200.

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