I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Direction by Jimmy Phillips
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro | Music by Jimmy Roberts
In a theatrical age of mammoth spectacles and brooding musical dramas, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is a rollicking throwback to a nearly extinct theatrical genre: the musical comedy revue. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, I LOVE YOU... reinvigorates the revue by taking a hilarious and tuneful joyride through the dizzying spectrum of modern male-female relationships.
In 1995, I LOVE YOU... premiered at New Jersey's American Stage Company, where, in the middle of one early performance, a woman in the audience couldn't help but blurt out, "This is my life!" From that moment on, the creators knew they were on to something. The following season, I LOVE YOU...moved to New Haven's Long Wharf Theater, and then on August 1st, 1996, I LOVE YOU... opened off-Broadway at The Westside Theater, where it was hailed as "Entirely winning! A show for real people about real people." (Gannett Newspapers).
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE played 5,003 performances to become the second longest running show and longest running revue in Off-Broadway history. The musical has been showcased in more than 250 cities world-wide including London, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Sydney, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. In addition to its enormous success, the Off-Broadway production was the site of 50 marriage proposals!