The Tony and Emmy winner will head the cast of It Shoulda Been You, a new musical slated for the spring that will also mark the Broadway directing debut of David Hyde Pierce. Set around an upcoming wedding uniting wildly different families, the show has book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi. Cast includes Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and Edward Hibbert.
Here’s the release:
New York, NY (October 29, 2014)– Producers Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergère, Jayne Baron Sherman and John O’Boyle announced today that It Shoulda Been You, a new musical comedy directed by David Hyde Pierce in his Broadway directorial debut, will open this spring at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). With an original book & lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it’s all relative. Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris headline a cast of Broadway favorites that also includes Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert and Steve Rosen. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse, begins previews on Broadway on March 17, 2015, with an opening night date set for Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
The creative team for It Shoulda Been You also includes Anna Louizas (Set Design), William Ivey Long (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), and Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design), with additional lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi and Will Randall.
In the hilarious and heartwarming new musical It Shoulda Been You, it’s a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. As if the union wasn’t complicated enough, the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed – and the bride’s resourceful sister is left to turn an unmitigated disaster into happily ever after.
Additional information, including cast additions, will be announced shortly.