The actor replaces current star Jim Stanek, who heads off to rehearsals for Off-Broadway's Frankenstein. Vlastnik will join a cast that currently features Anne Bobby, Bryan McElroy and Amy White. The musical revue — which celebrated its 11th anniversary Off-Broadway Aug. 1 — plays at The Westside Theatre.
Vlastnik appeared as the "Snail with the Mail" in Frog and Toad and has also been seen on Broadway in Sweet Smell of Success and Big. Other credits include the Off-Broadway run of Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night. He is co-author of "Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time" and the forthcoming "Sitcoms."
James Hammerstein Productions, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard produce I Love You. . ., which is directed by Joel Bishoff.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change features music by Jimmy Roberts with a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. The musical comedy that delves into the world of dating, love and marriage is the longest-running musical revue in Off-Broadway history.
The show has enjoyed success throughout the world, having opened in over 400 different cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, London, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Budapest, Sydney, Prague, Seoul, Milan, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg.
The current record holder for longest Off-Broadway run, The Fantasticks (with 17,162 performances), looks to maintain its position in the annals of theatre history for some time. I Love You, You're Perfect marks the first time since Fantasticks that an Off-Broadway musical has reached 11-year status.
Tickets to I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Ave.) can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.loveperfectchange.com.