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It Shoulda Been You

First Preview: Feb 23, 2015

Opening Date: Feb 23, 2015

Closing Date: Aug 09, 2015

Running Time: 02:00

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Playing @

Lena Horne Theatre

256 W 47th St New York, NY 10036

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Emmy® and Tony Award® winner David Hyde Pierce directs an outstanding ensemble cast in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, the heartwarming and hilarious new musical comedy about what happens before happily ever after.
Tony Award® winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris star as the mothers of the bride and groom and the matriarchs of two very different families....... 

There's the bride who's hysterical
and the groom who's nervous
and the best man who’s daffy
and the maid of honor who’s angry
and the groom’s mother who loves her son so much it’s scary
and the bride’s mother who loves her daughters so much it’s scary
and the bride and grooms’ fathers who hide 
and Aunt Sheila who hits on waiters
and Uncle Morty who’s kind of crazy
and Albert the wedding planner who’s psychic
and at the center of it all is the bride’s sister Jenny who is determined to give her perfect sister the perfect wedding
and then the bride’s boyfriend shows up...
and that’s just the opening number. 

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$69 - $142



Quotation Mark

Then again, the reason for the resilience of the comedy about the wedding — be it big, fat and Greek, full of bridesmaids or otherwise — is that most of us have either had one, are relishing one or are worrying that there never will be one for us. That ease of identification, coupled with strikingly lively direction from David Hyde Pierce and a veritable plethora of superb farcical performances from the likes of Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris, explains why a great deal of the content in this show — which actually is much better than the above description implies — lands with its audience.

----- Chicago Tribune

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That old popular-comedy chestnut Abie's Irish Rose is given a modern twist in the new musical It Shoulda Been You, which plays like vintage dinner theater infused with a Borscht Belt sensibility. That it nonetheless manages to be truly amusing is a testament to the talent both on and offstage: such comic pros as Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert manage to make the hoariest of jokes uproarious, while director David Hyde Pierce has staged the proceedings with a brisk expertise that makes the 100 intermissionless minutes fly by. It’s the sort of show that practically redefines the term "guilty pleasure."

-----Hollywood Reporter

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Improbably, if the audience at a recent preview is an indication, this conscientiously good-humored 100-minute show may well be a demographic crowd-pleaser. The overqualified cast convinces us that everyone onstage is having a terrific time, which goes a long way toward muffling the incredulity that such a throwback has found its way back to Broadway.


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Box Office

Outer lobby. Counter 43". Floor on slight incline.


A parking lot is located directly across the street.

Curb Ramps

SW corner of 47th St. & Broadway; SE corner of 47th St. & 8th Ave.

Directions Bus

Take the M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42 bus.


Unisex: Orchestra level.

Directions Subway

N, R, W to 49th St or the 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre Take the C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.


Orchestra on ground level. Mezzanine and balcony reached only by stairs.


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.


A pay phone is available on the mezzanine level (up nineteen steps)


No stairs at entrance. Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5", heavy) into outer lobby; 2nd set (each 28.5") into inner lobby.

Visual Assistance

Low vision seats available in the front of the orchestra for purchase in person or on the phone, Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here:

Water Fountain

Mezzanine level (up nineteen steps)

Assisted Listening System

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit, Closed Captioning is also available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here:

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available in the rear of the Orchestra section.

Folding Armrests

Six (6) mobility seats with folding armrests in the orchestra, Two (2) mobility seats with folding armrests in the mezzanine, which is up 19 stairs


Certain performances have captions.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

N, R, W to 49th St or the 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre Take the C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Bus Icon

By Bus:

Take the M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42 bus.