Casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse's updated version of the hit Off-Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which will play the Playhouse’s new, interim venue at 103 College Farm Road (on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University) October 10–November 12.
With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men, The Velveteen Rabbit), the four-person cast will comprise Karen Burthwright (Broadway’s Jesus Christ Superstar), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway’s Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray), Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway’s Rock of Ages, GSP world premiere of Gettin’ the Band Back Together), and George Merrick (Broadway’s Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, and High Fidelity).
David Saint, who is entering his 21st season as George Street Playhouse’s artistic director, will direct. This marks the third time Saint will be directing a work written by DiPietro at George Street Playhouse, having previously helmed world-premiere productions of Clever Little Lies (2013), which moved Off-Broadway in 2015, and Creating Claire.
The production will also have scenic design by Jim Youmans, costume design by Michael McDonald, lighting design by Joe Saint, sound design by Shannon Slaton, arrangements and additional orchestration by Doug Katsaros, musical direction and conducting by Joshua Zecher-Ross, choreography by Charlie Williams, and stage management by Nicole Kuker. Casting is by McCorkle Casting, Ltd.
Tickets range in price from $15 for students (with valid ID) to $79, based on performance. Visit georgestreetplayhouse.org.