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We Need More “It Shoulda Been You”

March 7, 2018

I was so fortunate to attend a rousing, beautiful performance of “It Shoulda Been You” at 92 Y, two days past.

The story was moving and certainly very humorous.

Producer Daryl Roth, having produced 7 Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, brought this production/reading to the 92 Y.

The incredibly great and of grace, Tyne Daly was “Judy,” and not only was sensational, but since it was a reading, I did spend some time watching her react to the other performers.

Ms. Daly is amazing to watch as she performs and supports. Additionally, she took time to speak with patrons after the performance. We need more “Tyne” in our lives.

Farah Alvin, as “Jenny” was terrific in her acting and received tremendous, well deserved, applause on her musical numbers, from a sold out venue.

Add Edward Hibbert, as wedding planner “Albert,” to those I cite individually. In reprising his role, Mr. Hibbert was dynamic.

All of the cast was great. In order of appearance: Sierra Boggess, Aaron C. Finley, Montego Glover, Nick Spangler, Anne L. Nathan, Adam Heller, Gina Ferrall, Mitch Greenburg, Josh Grisetti and Chip Zien.

The performance with an incredible cast, books and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi and directed/narrated by the esteemed David Hyde Pierce (Mr. Pierce made his directing debut with “It Should Have Been You,” adding to an acting career, that included a great role on the television show, “Frasier”), was truly uplifting, incredible tonic for any point in time, especially this one.

 

 

 

 

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