Exclusive! Music Theatre International to License Broadway Musical It Shoulda Been You | Playbill

News Exclusive! Music Theatre International to License Broadway Musical It Shoulda Been You The recent Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You, featuring a score by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi, has been acquired for worldwide licensing starting in spring 2016 by Music Theatre International (MTI).

The musical, which ran April 4-Aug. 9, was directed by Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce and starred Tony Award winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris.


According to press notes, It Shoulda Been You "puts a modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it’s all relative. It’s a culture clash when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. As if the union wasn’t complicated enough, the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a halt and throwing both families into chaos."

Drew Cohen, president of MTI, said, “So many people have said it already, but this is I Love You, You're Perfect for 2015 and beyond. The entire audience laughs through the whole show and the unexpected plot twist delivers the biggest surprise in years––but no spoilers here! Producing theatres are going to have great time with this show."

Ghostlight Records has released the original Broadway cast recording of the show via digital outlets, and it will be available on CD Oct. 9. It can be pre-ordered at http://www.sh-k-boom.com/it-shoulda-been-you.

Licensing applications will be available on the MTI website at a spring 2016 date to be announced: MTIShows.com.

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