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Wedding Musical Comedy “It Shoulda Been You” Splits From Broadway



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    Sierra Boggess and David Burtka get ready to say "I do" in "It Shoulda Been You."

    The wedding comedy “It Shoulda Been You” will take its last walk down the aisle at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Aug. 9, closing after 31 previews and 135 regular performances.

    The David Hyde Pierce-directed musical, which features a score from Barbara Anselm and a book and lyrics from Brian Hargrove, takes place on the wedding day of a young couple -- where everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.

    It’s the only show on Broadway to feature a gay wedding, a lesbian wedding and a straight wedding.

    It’s also one of the new musicals that was snubbed from the 2015 Tony nominations. Though “It Shoulda Been You” did have some airtime on the June 8 ceremony, with a performance from star Lisa Howard, box office sales haven’t been through the roof. According to numbers reported by the Broadway League, the show took in 42% of its potential $991,008 gross last week. 

    Tony winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris star as dueling mothers of the bride and groom in the show. Chip Zien, David Burtka, Sierra Boggess and Montego Glover are also among the cast.

    A cast recording will be released on Aug. 14.

    “It Shoulda Been You,” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St. Tickets: $59-$132. Call Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000.