PLAYBILL PICKS: Timeless Love Affairs on Stage

By Robert Simonson
13 Feb 2014

Heather MacRae, Carolee Carmello, Stephen Bogardus, Jonathan Kaplan, Chip Zien, Barbara Walsh and Michael Rupert
photo by Carol Rosegg


William Finn and James Lapine's 1992 musical tale of "Unlikely Lovers" is not your standard love story, that's for sure. Marvin leaves his wife Trina to be with his male love Whizzer. Mendel, Marvin's psychiatrist, falls in love with Trina, who becomes his patient. And there's lot of fighting and arguing. But there's also lots of love, on all sides, from Marvin and Whizzer, Cordelia and Charlotte, and  Mendel and Trina.