Men, the newest musical collaboration by I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change authors Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, begins previews at Sacramento's B Street Theatre June 9. Opening is scheduled for June 13.
A romantic comedy, Men looks at the trouble marriage of Tom and Lucy. The couple fights infidelity with infidelity until Tom, in order to end his wife's affair, assumes a fictional identity and moves in with Lucy's lover. Men is based on the German film of the same title.
DiPietro (book and lyrics) and Roberts (music) are best known for their long-running Off-Broadway musical revue of heterosexuals in love, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. DiPietro's work also includes Over the River and Through the Woods and his first piece with the B Street, 1994's The Virgin Weeps.
Joel Bishoff, who has staged Perfect/Change, River/Woods and Virgin Weeps directs. Included in the cast are Los Angeles actors William Haller, Cynthia Ferrer, James Horan, Melissa Papp and Larry Raben.
Tickets are $19.50-$15.50 and available by calling (916) 443-5300. The B Street Theatre is located at 2711 B Street. -- By Christine Ehren