News & Reviews for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"


GSP cover story - Home News Tribune (10.22.2017)Home News Tribune
Oct. 22, 2017

Curtains up: George Street Playhouse puts on a show in new temporary home

NEW BRUNSWICK — It was like "Mickey and Judy put on a show," said David Saint, George Street Playhouse artistic director.

After moving this summer from their now-demolished home in the core of the Hub City to the former N.J. Agriculture Museum on College Farm Road, Saint and his colleagues had mere weeks to get their new facility "out in the country" ready for opening night Oct. 13.

"Ironically, our first show here is 'I Love You. You're Perfect. Now Change.'," Saint said. "I love George Street. I've been here 21 years. It's been perfect for me and now we are changing. And in a couple years, we are changing again...

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Let's Go to the Theater
Oct. 24, 2017

A Marvelous ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change’ Opens at George Street Playhouse

The start of the 2017 – 2018 season for The George Street Playhouse marks a major change for the New Brunswick theater. The theater moved to an interim location a few miles out of town while a new center is under construction on the old site. This could present problems for some. But thanks to some excellent planning and a lot of hard work, all is in good running order. The new location is spacious and comfortable, parking is plentiful, and a marvelous show, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is on the bill. All is well. Actually, all is very well at the George Street Playhouse...

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Oct. 22, 2017

REVIEW: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change *****

The new, updated version of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, needs to do anything but change. The off-Broadway hit musical, which ran from 1996 through 2008 for a remarkable 5,003 performances, has been revamped to reflect the current marriage of technology and dating, as well as the many ways in which social media and apps subsume love and family. In a rare feat, Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro’s book and lyrics and Jimmy Roberts’ music is as fresh, affecting and delightfully funny as it was when it debuted 21 years ago....

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The Princeton Packet/Time OFF
Oct. 19, 2017

STAGE REVIEW: 'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change' at George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse opens its 2017-18 season with "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," a romantic sketch-comedy by one of the theater’s longtime favorites, Joe DiPietro. Like DiPietro, this show has been around before. But in the spirit of George Street’s new stage — literally — it has been freshened up with new bits that suit love in a digital vein.

What’s more, you can see this through Nov. 12 at George Street’s temporary new home, the former agricultural museum on Rutgers’ Cook College Campus, 103 College Farm Road, just off Route 1 in New Brunswick. It’s a fresh experience...

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Oct. 18, 2017


You'll laugh and laugh some more. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change kicks off the inviting season ahead at George Street Playhouse (GSP). This updated version of the hit musical that premiered Off-Broadway in 1996 is now being performed through November 12 at the Playhouse's interim location on College Farm Road in New Brunswick. The production enjoys inspired direction by the GSP's Artistic Director, David Saint and features a multi-talented cast who will thrill you with their character portrayals and vocals. The book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. The show's captivating themes and clever staging will surely delight metro area theatergoers...

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Gannett NJ (Home News Tribune/Asbury Park Press)
Oct. 17, 2017

REVIEW: Off-Broadway classic updated at George Street Playhouse

Whatever you see during this theater season, it will not be funnier or more entertaining than the George Street Playhouse production of an updated “I Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change.”

This show, with a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, first appeared off-Broadway 20 years ago and ran for two decades. It has also been performed all over the world in multiple languages.

Here it is again, equipped by its creators with new songs and dialogue, appropriately playing through Nov. 12 at George Street’s new but temporary home on College Farm Road on the Rutgers University campus...

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NJ Arts Maven
Oct. 17, 2017

REVIEW: Updated Take on Dating & Marriage a Hoot @ George Street Playhouse

My young friends tell me that the dating scene has undergone a sea change since Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Robert’s musical comedy, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, opened at New York City’s Westside Theatre in 1996; by the time it closed in 2008, after 5,003 performances, it was the second longest running Off Broadway musical. Translated into over 17 languages, it has been produced all over the globe, so it must have touched a nerve with the thirty-somethings who came to see it...

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Q on Stage
Oct. 16, 2017

REVIEW: “Change” Now at George Street Playhouse

Big changes are happening at George Street Playhouse and they start with the brand-new 2017-2018 season! These changes are not only the kick off of the season, with “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” now in a freshly updated production, but also the sparkly new George Street Playhouse in its temporary home, while its new digs are being built on the site where the former location’s building has been razed.

Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts wrote the brilliantly hilarious farcical account of 20th century dating culture in 1996. Yet the ever forward-thinking David Saint, who also helms this production, suggested that this perennial favorite, after running Off Broadway for more than 12 years, be updated. The result is even more scintillating and deeply affecting than the original and, with an all-star cast, this is an evening that will linger with you like the touch of a new love...

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Curtain Up
Oct. 16, 2017

REVIEW: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

It has been a full generation since this musical revue first enjoyed a 12 year run a Off-Broadway. It's also had many regional productions and beyond since. 

We can thank director David Saint for encouraging author-lyricist Joe DiPietro to update the show to reflect the changes in dating in light of social media influences over time. 

While many of the skits and songs with music by Jimmy Roberts remain the same, it is the buoyant fun that comes across best provided by the very talented ensemble — Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mitchell Jarvis, Karen Burthwright and George Merrick...

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New Jersey Stage
Oct. 4, 2017

INTERVIEW: Talking With George Merrick About "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change"

Dating and wedding are among the most fraught rituals human beings engage in—and among the funniest to watch.

That might account for the longevity of I Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change, which will open the season at the George Street Playhouse in its new but temporary digs at Rutgers University’s Cook College. The run is from October 10 through November 12.

This show, with a book by Joe DiPietro and songs by Jimmy Roberts, opened off Broadway in 1997 and ran till 2008; it has been performed in at least 17 languages in venues as far flung as Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Johannesburg.

The George Street cast includes George Merrick—a native of Haworth and a graduate of Tenafly High School—Karen Burthwright, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, and Mitchell Jarvis—all with Broadway credits. David Saint directs...

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September 29, 2017

LISTEN: Laughs Await You at GSP's "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

George Street Playhouse's new season begins in October with an updated version of the record breaking off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

Two of the stars of the show, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and George Merrick, sat down this week with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about their multiple roles in the musical...

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