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It Shoulda Been You - 2015 - Broadway


It Shoulda Been You, is a musical comedy for anyone with parents. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!"

The cast of It Shoulda Been You includes Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, David Burtka, Tony Award nominee Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, and Edward Hibbert, along with Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell, Aaron Finley, Mitch Greenberg, and Jillian Louis.


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For It Shoulda Been You

'It Shoulda Been You' is fresh and funny - USA Today
Yet this new musical, this Broadway season's freshest and funniest to date, defies skepticism, both in its wacky humor and its big, buoyant heart. Book writer and lyricist Brian Hargrove and composer Barbara Anselmi have taken a familiar premise -- that of lovers from different backgrounds uniting -- and crafted something that is both endearingly old-fashioned in spirit and decidedly contemporary in execution. Under the whip-smart direction of David Hyde Piece (Hargrove's husband), the 100-minute Shoulda Been can feel like a revival of some lost screwball classic. But Hargrove's hilarious lines, in song and dialogue, take liberties that wouldn't have flown back in the day...The message underlying this madness has to do with the importance of viewing others -- as individuals, in families and relationships -- with eyes wide open. And Pierce and his superb cast serve it with a delicacy befitting a fine soufflé.

'It Shoulda Been You': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
...It Shoulda Been You, which plays like vintage dinner theater infused with a Borscht Belt sensibility. That it nonetheless manages to be truly amusing is a testament to the talent both on and offstage: such comic pros as Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert manage to make the hoariest of jokes uproarious, while director David Hyde Pierce has staged the proceedings with a brisk expertise that makes the 100 intermissionless minutes fly by. It's the sort of show that practically redefines the term "guilty pleasure"...The score by composer Barbara Anselmi...and book writer-lyricist Brian Hargrove (Hyde Pierce's real-life husband) is utterly negligible, and the show would probably have worked just fine without it...The characters and situations are hopelessly contrived and formulaic...and the plot twist late in the show will only seem shocking to Middle Americans...But for all its obvious deficiencies, It Shoulda Been the sort of shamelessly lowbrow comedy too often missing from Broadway these days, Larry David's Fish in the Dark notwithstanding.


It Shoulda Been You Broadway Cast


by BWW Special Coverage - August 9, 2015
It Shoulda Been You plays its final performance on Broadway, today Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). In honor of the show's journey, BroadwayWorld takes you a look back at its run on the Great White Way!
by Sally Henry - August 8, 2015
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU has seen the most on-stage proposals and even weddings of any show this season. Given its subject matter, it makes sense. Where better to get engaged than a musical about marriage? Below, take a look back at some of those sweet moments in this highlights reel!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 7, 2015
With just days left before the company takes their final bows, BroadwayWorld has asked them to reflect back on their Broadway journeys. Check out what they'll take from their experience below:
by Pat Cerasaro - July 24, 2015
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star makes his 54 Below debut!
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2015
Social media savvy rescue pup Tinkerbelle the Dog (@tinkerbellethedog) is making her rounds this week in the Broadway Community and hoping to inspire everyone to #AdoptDontShop! Tinkerbelle stopped by It Shoulda Been You and got acquainted with Sierra Boggess, Harriet Harris, Montego Glover, Michael X. Martin and Josh Grisetti. Check out the adorable pics below!
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015
The Original Broadway cast album for It Shoulda Been You was recorded by Ghostlight Records and will be available for purchase digitally on Friday, August 14, 2015 and physically on Friday, September 18, 2015. Licensing for future productions of the hilarious, crowd-pleasing musical will be available through Music Theatre International (MTI). The Wednesday, July 15, 2015 matinee performance of It Shoulda Been You will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and preserved for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the recording studio!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 9, 2015
Broadway in Bryan Park kicked off its 2015 program today - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the performances. Below, check out It Shoulda Been You's Farah Alvin, Nick Spanger and Jillian Louis perform 'Perfect,' 'Love You Till the Day,' and 'Jenny's Blues' from the musical.
by Pat Cerasaro - July 1, 2015
Get ready to say goodbye to It Shoulda Been You!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 30, 2015
BroadwayWorld has learned that It Shoulda Been You will play its final performance on Broadway, Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street).
by Pat Cerasaro - June 30, 2015
Go inside the cast recording of It Shoulda Been You!
by Stage Tube - June 28, 2015
After the SCOTUS ruling on Friday legalizing gay marriage, many Broadway personalities took to varied platforms to share heartfelt messages about what the ruling means to them. One such was Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly, who addressed the theatre after Friday night's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU performance. Check out her whole speech below!
by Sally Henry - June 27, 2015
Broadway has been celebrating Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage ever since the official announcement, and where better to celebrate than a musical about a wedding?
by Tyler Peterson - June 26, 2015
Equality rang through the United States this morning with the Supreme Court's historic decision - and Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is joining in on the celebration.
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015
Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson recently attended a performance of Broadway's new musical, It Shoulda Been You. Backstage after the show Wilson greeted Lisa Howard and the cast and was reminded of her breakout film, Bridesmaids which also highlights the insanity that surrounds a wedding. Check out a look back below!
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2015
Ghostlight Records announced today the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of It Shoulda Been You.  Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Joel Moss, the album will be digitally released on Friday, August 14, 2015 with a physical release on Friday, September 18, 2015.  For more information on the album, please visit:
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti revealed on Twitter today that the new Broadway musical is getting a cast recording!
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015
This week's New York Times In Performance video features Sierra Boggess performing the number 'A Little Bit Less Than', from the new Broadway musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU