Why See It Shoulda Been You?
A musical for anyone with Parents
Directed by four-time Emmy and Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce and marking the Broadway debut of composer Barbara Anselmi, this riotous musical comedy first premiered in 2011 at the George Street Playhouse to rave reviews. Now it has its chance to shine once again on the Great White Way, with seasoned actress Tyne Daly in tow!
Set amidst the bubbling tensions of two warring families on what should be the happiest day of a bride and groom's life, It Shoulda Been You sees Hyde Pierce stepping into the role of Director for the first time, a happy accident that has turned out to be a bold triumph in his long and illustrious entertainment career. Under his guidance, expertly timed gags and farcical staging blossoms into a laugh-a-minute roller coaster that anyone can relate to - it's all relative...
Here comes the bride: What is It Shoulda been you about?
Wedding bells are ringing and the families involved are none too happy about it. Rebecca Steinberg is about to marry the love of her life Brian Howard and while they see past their differing religions (she's Jewish, he's Catholic), yet Rebecca's overbearing mother Judy, the terrifying yet somehow lovable matriarch of the Steinberg clan and mother of the groom Georgette, a WASP who likes her cocktails, will stop at nothing to see the demise of their children's partnership.
Amidst hatching plans and coups, constant bickering and boiling tensions on the big day, it's up to the bride's cool-headed sister Jenny to keep things on an even keel. But when an old flame shows up unexpectedly, the maid of honour faces a crisis of her own...
Previews from: 17 March 2015
Opening night: 14 April 2015
One hour and 45 minutes with no intermission
Cast and Creative
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Additional Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi, and Will Randall
Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi
Directed by David Hyde Pierce
2015 Drama Desk Nominations
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Lisa Howard
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Josh Grisetti
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Tyne Daly
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