IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens December 1 at Gallery Players

By: Nov. 20, 2017
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IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens December 1 at Gallery Players Gallery Players announces the third show of its 51st season with the hysterical musical farce, It Shoulda Been You. 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 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.

The cast features a Gallery-all-star ensemble including Elyse Beyer*, Luisa Boyaggi, Christine de Frece, Rachel Gubow, Francis Heaney, Josh Kolb, Dave Konig*, Sam Laakso*, Lorinne Lampert*, Justin Liebergen*, Robert Mueller, Joseph Peterson* and Sonya Rice.

(*courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)

A New York institution for over 50 years-The Gallery Players' season comprises plays and musicals from both the classic and contemporary repertoire; the season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which workshops and presents world premiere productions of works by emerging playwrights. Gallery has received the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It, and has earned the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret."

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the F Train to 4th Avenue or the R Train to 9th Street. By car: the BQE to Hamilton Avenue, to 14th Street. Website:


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