Cast Complete for New Musical It Shoulda Been You, Featuring Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Howard McGillin
By Andrew Gans
Complete casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse's 2011-2012 season opener, the new musical It Shoulda Been You, which will be directed by Tony winner David Hyde Pierce.
The production, which runs Oct. 4-Nov. 6, will boast a cast that comprises Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, Richard Kline, Howard McGillin, Tom Deckman, Carla Duren, Jessica Hershberg, Curtis Holbrook, Lisa Howard, Mylinda Hull, Matthew Hydzik and David Josefsberg.
The new musical features book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi.
It Shoulda Been You is billed as "a musical comedy for anyone with parents. The bride (played by Ms. Hershberg) is Jewish. The groom (played by Mr. Hydzik) is Catholic. Her mother (played by Ms. Daly) is a force of nature, his mother (played by Ms. Harris) is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend (played by Mr. Josefsberg) shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle 'Here Comes the Bride!' Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed – and the sister of the bride (played by Ms. Howard) is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after! Thrust in the middle of the marital mishegas is Albert, the wedding planner (played by Mr. Hibbert). Mr. Kline will portray the bride’s father Murray, and Mr. McGillin will portray the groom’s playing opposite Ms. Daly and Ms. Harris, respectively."
The creative team also includes choreographer Noah Racey, music director Greg Anthony, three-time Tony Award-winning orchestrator Douglas Besterman, scenic designer Anna Louizos, five-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Paul Gallo and sound designer Acme Sound Partners.
George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue. For ticket information visit GSPonline.org.
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