It Shoulda Been You
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It Shoulda Been You

It Shoulda Been You NYC Reviews and Tickets

(149 Ratings)
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

Tony winner Tyne Daly stars in a new musical comedy where the clash of two families turns the perfect wedding into chaos, directed by Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (149)

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127 Reviews | 24 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see a very funny Musical with smart lyrics and great acting/singing.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals.

213 Reviews | 150 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love mixed marriage mayhem

Don't see it if no reason not to see this

235 Reviews | 46 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Romantic, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like masterful singing, acting, and a heartwarming story

Don't see it if you want a more original take on romance

77 Reviews | 37 Followers
Enchanting, Hilarious, Great acting, Masterful, Original

See it if You want to laugh so hard that you will pee your pants!!! This show is brilliant! I would see it over 100 times. PLOT TWIST!!!!!!

Don't see it if You aren't into weddings. You don't like musical comedies.

53 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Hilarious, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are seeking an absolutely hilarious musical with a very clever plot. This musical is so much fun!

Don't see it if You are seeking a very serious musical or a well-known score.

509 Reviews | 336 Followers
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Romantic

See it if You love a clever new musical. One of my favorite shows of the year! So charming . Amusing songs. Wonderful acting and singing. Great!

Don't see it if Don't enjoy stories about squabbling families. (Even lighthearted ones.)

66 Reviews | 36 Followers
Funny, Original, Relevant, Romantic, Clever

See it if you want to see a lot of conventional musical comedy tropes turned on their heads, and to have a lot of surprises.

Don't see it if you are looking for cutting-edge, modern music or comedy. This is a throwback, with a lit of clever twists.

156 Reviews | 204 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Relevant

See it if bravo - but once the cat is out of the bag, it ruins the surprise.

Don't see it if you don't like the gays

Critic Reviews (40)

The New York Times
April 14th, 2015

"It’s so aggressively bubbly it gives you the hiccups. Or do I mean acid reflux? In any case, it’s not easy to swallow... There’s not an element in 'It Shoulda Been You' that hasn’t been used, and wrung dry, before. "
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Time Out New York
April 14th, 2015

"While the antics are predictable they’re not unenjoyable, thanks to a seasoned and flavorful all-star ensemble...Though the cake is stale, they decorate it well. It shoulda been better but it coulda been worse."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 14th, 2015

"'It Shoulda Been You' doesn’t die; the cast is too good for that, and a few well-placed zingers perk up the proceedings. But let’s just say it’s on life support."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 14th, 2015

"A musical farce that is by turns desperately unfunny and relentlessly preachy. Brian Hargrove’s been-there-done-that plot was already a cliché a half-century ago, and today its whiskery stereotypes are a millimeter away from being actively offensive...It sounds like a medley of discarded theme songs from the pilots of failed ’70s sitcoms. The cast, fortunately, is excellent."
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April 14th, 2015

"It’s terrible. And it shoulda been left in turnaround after years of kicking around agency offices, instead of being offered up for sacrifice in this $7 million vanity production...So much talent, so little show."
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New York Daily News
April 14th, 2015

"The show is a harmless diversion. But this is Broadway. 'It Shoulda Been You' shoulda been better."
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April 14th, 2015

“'It Shoulda Been You' is awfully funny. That’s strange, because there’s nothing especially clever about this musical comedy... These actors know how to get a laugh even when they don’t have a laugh line...Seriously, it’s OK to laugh — although you may hate yourself in the morning."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 14th, 2015

"David Hyde Pierce has staged the proceedings with a brisk expertise that makes the 100 intermission-less minutes fly by. It’s the sort of show that practically redefines the term guilty pleasure...For all its obvious deficiencies, 'It Shoulda Been You' is the sort of shamelessly lowbrow comedy too often missing from Broadway these days."
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