The Gallery Players present a December farce as It Shoulda Been You comes to their stage in Park Slope for a short run from December 1 to December 17, 2017.
It’s true that weddings, those celebrations to everlasting love, can potentially bring out the most unusual behavior in people. This non-stop, 90-minute laugh-riot is the perfect way to kick off the holidays.
It Shoulda Been You features book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. The musical premiered on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre opening on April 14, 2015, and was directed by David Hyde Pierce with choreography by Josh Rhodes, sets by Anna Louizos, costumes by William Ivey Long, and lighting by Ken Billington. The original Broadway production was nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards, three Drama League Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.
It Shoulda Been You is a musical comedy for anyone who has parents. In a world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, plots are revealed, promises broken, secrets exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places. It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that you'll never forget. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Their mothers are forces of nature set for an epic collision. When the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!"
It Shoulda Been You opens Friday, December 1st, and runs for 16 performances through Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Gallery has added Wednesday performances for this production. It Shoulda Been You will play Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00pm and Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). It Shoulda Been You is an Actors Equity Association showcase.
Friday, Dec 1 @ 8pm Saturday, Dec 2 @ 2pm Saturday, Dec 2 @ 8pm Sunday, Dec 3 @ 3pm
Wednesday, Dec 6 @ 8pm (New Wednesday performance!) Thursday, Dec 7 @ 8pm Friday, Dec 8 @ 8pm Saturday, Dec 9 @ 2pm Saturday, Dec 9 @ 8pm Sunday, Dec 10 @ 3pm
Wednesday, Dec 13 @ 8pm (New Wednesday performance!) Thursday, Dec 14 @ 8pm Friday, Dec 15 @ 8pm Saturday, Dec 16 @ 2pm Saturday, Dec 16 @ 8pm Sunday, Dec 17 @ 3pm
Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove Music by Barbara Anselmi Additional Lyrics by Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijoi, Jill Abramovitz Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi
Judy Steinberg – Luisa Boyaggi Jenny Steinberg – Christine de Frece Georgette Howard – Lorinne Lampert* Brian Howard – Robert Mueller Albert – Joseph Peterson* Rebecca Steinberg – Elyse Beyer* Marty Kaufman – Josh Kolb Murray Steinberg – Dave Konig* George Howard – Francis Heaney Greg Madison – James Dirck Annie Sheps – Rachel Gubow Aunt Sheila/Mildred – Sonya Rice Uncle Morty/Walt – Sam Laakso*
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
About The Gallery Players
The Gallery Players has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights.
Gallery Players resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Gallery’s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables.