It'll Be Perfect! IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC

Even though It Shoulda Been You is closing on the Great White Way next Sunday, let's take a moment to appreciate how much I enjoyed this show that I knew next to nothing about going in. I chose to see this show whilst in New York actually and I got my ticket the night before the show at the box office, all because the plans my Dad and I had fell through so I thought I'd spend my night on Broadway instead and it was the best decision I made on the entire trip.

Let's start by talking about that A* stellar cast. Led by Tony Award-winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris, the show is backed by a star studded cast like Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L Nathan and many, many more; I knew that if this show wasn't even that good, I had a lot to brag about in the future. Thankfully though, not only were the cast incredible at being both as talented as they're made up to be and funny, but the show was incredible also. I don't know if this is because I knew absolutely nothing about the show going into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre but nonetheless, I found the show extremely entertaining. I felt like there was a sort of British, dry humour about the show and especially coming from the feud between the mothers (played by Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris). This had such a comical affect on me and I seriously could not stop laughing throughout the show.

For those who don't know, much like how I didn't, the show is about a wedding between Rebecca and Brian and the cultural clash between the two families and opposing religions and lifestyles. Along the way, Rebecca's sister Jenny (played by Lisa Howard) makes sure the event goes swimmingly while also dealing with her mother's constant put-downs and the general stress of the sister who isn't getting married. We also get introduced to Rebecca's ex-boyfriend Marty in a very comical way as well and the show as a whole, though it sounds like a cliche, is soon flipped on its axis half way through and becomes one of the best twists I have ever seen in a show. The music helps craft the story with perfection too and though the songs aren't incredibly memorable, they are nice and I look forward to listening to them again when the cast album is released in the coming weeks.

All in all, It Shoulda Been You was a really fun night at the theatre that was filled with laughs, a star studded cast and a load of fun music. Even though it was inevitable that this show wouldn't be a long runner because of the lack of appeal it has to a wide audience, it's a shame to see this leave Broadway so soon. Even so, I hope this gives us Brits more of a chance to get a transfer of the show because I'd love to see it again. What a smash.

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