It Shoulda Been You
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It Shoulda Been You
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It Shoulda Been You NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(147 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
8%
Negative
6%
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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Member Reviews (147)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
65
Cliched, Great cast, Fluffy, Entertaining, Polished

See it if you enjoy being mindlessly entertained. Nothing new: the happy bride is hokey and, yet, satisfying. Strong performances with meh material.

Don't see it if you want theater to make you think and/or feel. This is muzak. Kinda like a big slice of wedding cake, instead of a real meal. Read more

815 Reviews | 889 Followers
75
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Surprising, Cute

See it if It's a cute musical with a twist. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if you are offended by LGBTQ themes.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
72
Cute, Fun, Nice, Humorous, Light

See it if You like romantic comedies with a twist

Don't see it if You like shows with a lot of substance or meat.

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
83
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You love quick, funny, fluffy musical comedies.

Don't see it if You like shows that actually make you think.

461 Reviews | 710 Followers
75
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you like romantic-comedies and are in the mood for something light.

Don't see it if you're not into gay themes or want something thought provoking.

601 Reviews | 88 Followers
79
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you enjoy an intelligent musical. The action is funny but the lyrics are well thought out and there is a very interesting twist to plot.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals. I saw the Broadway show and just saw the reading at the 92n St Y. Both were enjoyable. Well cast.

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
95
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.)

394 Reviews | 202 Followers
55
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You're in your 20s.

Don't see it if You find plays about self-absorbed people in their 20s to be boring beyond belief.

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 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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Entertainment Weekly
April 14th, 2015

"'It Shoulda Been You' is sometimes about as fresh as a week-old danish and the score is largely uninspired. On the flip side, however, you also get to see a bevy of marvelous cut-ups and singers vibrantly giving their all."
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Variety
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 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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Deadline
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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