Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ Delivers: Broadway Review

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Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ Delivers: Broadway Review
Maybe you could quibble with the title of Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show. The New One, opening tonight on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, is the same one he debuted last summer Off Broadway (now that would be a silly quibble), and all the bassinets in the world couldn’t contain the TV and movie scripts that got to the subject of panicked, bumbling fatherhood long before Birbiglia.

But it would take someone as dim as one of those sleep-enhancing nursery room lights not to figure out soon enough that The New One, really, is the baby, stupid, not the play. And besides, Birbiglia could name his daughter Little Ricky and still seem fresh. He’s that good.

Normcore to the bone in frumpy khakis, untucked button-down over a t-shirt, white sneakers you might see lined up in a one-style-only discount store, a haircut he might have done to
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