A new comedy that offers a hilarious reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.
From the producers: All politics are local. Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness.
"The Government Inspector" is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 Russian satire "Revizor," which itself has inspired many adaptations, including the 1949 film "The Inspector General" starring Danny Kaye. The production enjoyed a critically acclaimed run at The Duke on 42nd Street Off Broadway, before transferring to New World Stages.
Michael Urie ("Buyer & Cellar," "Ugly Betty") leads an all-star cast that includes Tony nominee Mary Testa ("Xanadu," "Guys and Dolls," "Disaster!"), Arnie Burton ("Peter & the Starcatcher," "39 Steps"), Stephen DeRosa ("Boardwalk Empire," "Into the Woods"), and Tony winner Michael McGrath ("Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Spamalot"). They are joined by Ryan Garbayo, Kelly Hutchinson, Ben Mehl, Talene Monahon, Luis Moreno, James Rana, Tom Alan Robbins, Mary Lou Rosato and William Youmans.
What's New World Stages? New World Stages is a converted complex of movie theaters in midtown, about a block west of the Broadway theater district. Very well-apportioned, with excellent intermission bars and very comfortable seats, the theatres are relatively intimate in size.