The spring 2014 season is beginning to book up on Broadway! A brand new show has just been announced for the spring season and lucky for us, it’s a musical! While musicals usually dominate the Broadway spring season, it is looking to be a heavy straight play season on Broadway with only a sprinkling of new musicals. However, many of those musicals are looking to be brand new works including the one just announced! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that It Shouda Been You will play Broadway this spring!
It Shoulda Been You is a musical which features book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Anselmi. Additional lyrics are also provided by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi and Will Randall. The musical tells the hilarious story of a wedding gone ary. Two families, from completely different backgrounds,c clash as they come together to celebrate a wedding. However, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, the wedding comes to a halt and chaos ensues. Secrets are exposed as promises are broken as both families find themselves in hysterics as the bride’s sister works to make sure this disaster can still be a “happyily ever after”.
Producers proudly announced It Shoulda Been You will come to Broadway this spring! The musical will begin previews March 17th, 2015 and officially open on April 14th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Pictured Right). The musical premiered in 2011 at the George Street Playhouse (Pictured Above).
Several cast members from the original cast are set to return for the Broadway engagement! Returning cast members include Tony Award winner Tyne Daly (Mothers and Sons)(Pictured Left), Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Lisa Howard (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Edward Hibbert (Curtains) and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen). New cast members for the Broadway production include Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Burtka (Gypsy).
Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will helm the production as director. He previously directed the musical’s premiere in 2011 at George Street. The rest of the creative team includes Anna Louizos as scenic designer, William Ivey Long as costume designer, Ken Billington as lighting designer and Nevin Steinberg as sound designer. The musical’s Broadway outing is being produced by Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergère, Jayne Baron Sherman and John O’Boyle.
I’m very excited that this new musical will make it’s way to Broadway this spring! I remember hearing about It Shoulda Been You back during it’s premiere in 2011 and most recently as of last season when the talk of a Broadway bow was being discussed. While I don’t know much about this production overall, I’m definitely excited to see a new piece of musical theatre headed to Broadway this spring. The cast line up is excellent with some major Broadway names and with David Hyde Pierce as director, I’m sure this will be a fantastic new work. I’m also happy to see this head into a theatre perfect for what the size of this show seems to be. Smaller musicals playing the Atkinson have usually worked out pretty well for those productions.
It Shoulda Been You begins previews on Broadway March 17th! Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as this new musical makes its way to Broadway this spring! Check back for more updates, rehearsal photos and more! For more information, visit It Shoulda Been You’s Official Website! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!