Fresh off the heels of the Supreme Court decision granting marriage equality, the ultra-contemporary musical comedy It Shoulda Been You is packing up the wedding cake.
The new Broadway musical, which contains a few same-sex twists in its story about a madcap upper class wedding, will play its final performance on Sunday, Aug. 9, after 135 regular performances and 31 previews. The show opened on April 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Directed by David Hyde Pierce, the modern musical featured a book and lyrics by Pierce’s husband, Brian Hargrove, and music by Barbara Anselmi. Though the show was not nominated for any Tony Awards, star Lisa Howard performed a number on the June telecast. A cast album will be released via Ghostlight Records this August, and future licensing will be made available through Music Theatre International.
It Shoulda Been You’s busy ensemble includes Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Howard, Edward Hibbert, Montego Glover, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, and Chip Zien.
It Shoulda Been You: EW stage review