Musical (1996)

Musique: Jimmy Roberts
Paroles: Jo DiPietro
Livret: Jo DiPietro
Production à la création:

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit." With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with marriage come before those dealing with child rearing.

1 I love you, You're perfect, Now change! peut-être considéré comme un Top musical

The musical premiered at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre, New York City, on August 1, 1996 and closed on July 27, 2008, after 5,003 performances. Directed by Joel Bishoff, the cast featured Jordan Leeds, Robert Roznowski, Jennifer Simard, and Melissa Weil.

First produced in the UK at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, followed by a short season in the West End Comedy Theatre in 1999, it was revived in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2005, presented by Popular Productions Ltd. and by Maple Giant at the Bridewell Theatre in 2011. A Mandarin Chinese version debuted in Beijing, China, on June 20, 2007, and it had been also reproduced by LANCreators, Taiwan's only group producing Broadway musicals, and performed, in English, at the Crown Theatre, Taipei, from November 3, 2007.

It has been translated into at least 14 languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Finnish, Mandarin and Norwegian.

It has played sit-down productions in Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, London, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Budapest, Sydney, Prague, Bratislava, Seoul, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo, Manila, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg and Christchurch.

Act One
Cantata for a First Date ..... Company
Stud and a Babe, A ..... Man 2 and Woman 1
Single Man Drought ..... Woman 1 and 2
Why? 'Cause I'm a Guy ..... Man 1 and 2
Tear Jerk ..... Man 1 and Woman 2
I Will Be Loved Tonight ..... Woman 1
Hey There, Single Guy/Gal ..... Man 1 and Woman 1
He Called Me ..... Woman 1 and Company
Wedding Vows ..... Company

Act Two
Always a Bridesmaid ..... Woman 2
Baby Song, The ..... Man 1
Marriage Tango ..... Man 2 and Woman 2
On the Highway of Love ..... Man 1 and Company
Waiting Trio ..... Woman 2, Man 2 and Woman 1
Shouldn't I Be Less in Love with You? ..... Man 2
I Can Live with That ..... Man 1 and Woman 2
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change ..... Company
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Version 1

I love you, You're perfect, Now change! (1996-08-Westside Theatre Upstairs-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Westside Theatre Upstairs (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)

Durée : 11 ans 12 mois
Nombre : 5003 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 01 août 1996
Première : jeudi 01 août 1996
Dernière : dimanche 27 juillet 2008
Mise en scène : Joel Bishoff
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Jordan Leeds (Man #2), Robert Roznowski (Man #1), Jennifer Simard (Woman #1), Melissa Weil (Woman #2)

Version 2

I love you, You're perfect, Now change! (1999-07-Comedy Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 69 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 22 juillet 1999
Première : mercredi 28 juillet 1999
Dernière : samedi 25 septembre 1999
Mise en scène : Joel Bishoff
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Clive Carter, Shona Lindsay, Gillain Kirkpatrick, Russell Wilcox
Commentaires : This original London production flopped after just 69 performances, and yet the original New York production of 1996 was still running off-Broadway. Nearly ten years on Broadway and not even ten weeks in London!
Accompanied with piano and violin, and with a cast of just four, it had mixed reviews for its London debut and ran for just nine weeks.

Version 3

I love you, You're perfect, Now change! (2005-03-Jermyn Street Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
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Première Preview : mardi 08 mars 2011
Première : mardi 08 mars 2011
Dernière : samedi 12 mars 2011
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Avec : Martin Callaghan, Jenna Boyd, Sophie Jocelyn, Meshell Dillon, Jonny Fines

Version 4

I love you, You're perfect, Now change! (2005-03-Jermyn Street Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Jermyn Street Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
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Première Preview : mardi 01 mars 2005
Première : mardi 01 mars 2005
Dernière : samedi 26 mars 2005
Mise en scène : Phil Willmott
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Producteur :
Avec : John Payton, Lucy Hunter-Jaynes, Mark Hilton, Jo Cook
Commentaires : Après le flop de la création à Londres en 1999 (moins de 10 semaines alors que la création Off-Broadway a tenu 5.000 représentations), ce revival a subi de nombreuses modifications et une anglicisation pour la rendre plus "accessible". Cependant, “despite references to Charles and Camilla and shopping at Bluewater, the show still seems like a series of US sitcom snapshots” (The Times).

Version 5

I love you, You're perfect, Now change! (2012-10-Riverside Studios-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Riverside Studios (Londres - Angleterre)
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Première Preview : mardi 30 octobre 2012
Première : mardi 30 octobre 2012
Dernière : dimanche 04 novembre 2012
Mise en scène : Juan Mirelles
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Producteur :
Avec : Callum McArdle, Nancy Hill, Andy Irvine, Kathleen McNamara.

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