Photo Coverage: Opening Night at I Love You Because
The musical is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Daniel Kutner directs the show, while Christopher Gattelli (Altar Boyz, tick, tick...BOOM!, Bat Boy) choreographed. Joining Tony Award-nominee D'Abruzzo are Farah Alvin, Colin Hanlon, David A. Austin, Courtney Balan, and Jordan Leeds. Alvin plays the character corresponding to Pride and Prejudice heroine Lizzy Bennet, while D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) plays her best friend Diana Bingley.
"Set in New York City, I Love You Because follows Austin Bennet (Hanlon), a young greeting card writer whose life is turned upside down when he finds his long-term girlfriend in bed with another man. Forced back out into the treacherous New York dating scene, Austin meets Marcy Fitzwilliams (Alvin), a flighty photographer whose spontaneity is matched only by her ability to drive him insane. This new musical comedy explores the 'rules' and nuances of dating and learning how to love someone, not in spite of their differences, but because of them," according to press notes for the musical, which features book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham and music by Joshua Salzman.
For more information on I Love You Because, visit www.iloveyoubecausethemusical.com.
Colin Hanlon and David A. Austin
Jamison Stern and David A. Austin
Ann Harada and Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Christopher Gattelli
Scott Newsome and Hugh Hysell
Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Bienskie
Christopher Gattelli and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Ann Harada and Peter Litman
Kathy Evans and Jamie DeRoy
David A. Austin and Joshua Salzman
BroadwayWorld photographer Ben Strothmann and Scott Newsome
Courtney Balan and Jason Dula
Milli Hiibel (costume designer) and Chasity Neutze (wardrobe supervisor)
Farah Alvin and Stephanie D'Abruzzo
David A. Austin and Stephanie D'Abruzzo
(From clockwise) Jordan Leeds, Farah Alvin, Colin Hanlon, Courtney Balan, David A. Austin and Stephanie D'Abruzzo,
Ryan Cunningham with producers Jennifer Maloney and Fred M. Caruso