I Love You, You're Perfect, Now 11: Off-Broadway Musical Revue Hits 11 Years

News   I Love You, You're Perfect, Now 11: Off-Broadway Musical Revue Hits 11 Years Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts' long-running I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change celebrates its 11th anniversary Off-Broadway Aug. 1.
(Above) Bryan Mcelroy and Anne Bobby; (below) Amy White and Jim Stanek
(Above) Bryan Mcelroy and Anne Bobby; (below) Amy White and Jim Stanek Photo by Carol Rosegg

The musical revue, which also recently hit the 4,500-performance mark (May 20), plays at The Westside Theatre. The current New York company features Anne Bobby, Bryan McElroy, Jim Stanek and Amy White.

James Hammerstein Productions, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard produce the work that 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's creators presented their second Off-Broadway offering, The Thing About Men, in the summer of 2003 at Off-Broadway's Promenade Theatre with Marc Kudisch, Ron Bohmer, Leah Hocking, Daniel Reichard and original I Love You... star Jennifer Simard in the cast. DiPietro was also the book writer for the Broadway musical All Shook Up, featuring the music of Elvis Presley.

I Love You, You're Perfect 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.

Amy White, Anne Bobby, Jim Stanek and Bryan Mcelroy in <i>I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change</i>
Amy White, Anne Bobby, Jim Stanek and Bryan Mcelroy in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Photo by Carol Rosegg