Venue: GSP at College Farm Road
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Joe DiPietro (Playwright) has won two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. Conscience marks Joe’s seventh production at George Street Playhouse following The Toxic Avenger; Creating Claire; Ernest Shackleton Loves Me; The Second Mrs. Wilson; Clever Little Lies and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. His other musicals and plays include Memphis (2010 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book); Nice Work If You Can Get It (which starred Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, and received 10 Tony nominations); and the much-produced comedies, Over the River and Through the Woods and The Last Romance. He is a proud member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Many thanks to his frequent collaborator, David Saint.
Jimmy Roberts composed the music for the original I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, second longest-running off-Broadway musical in New York theater history. It has since played all 50 states and over 25 countries around the world. Mr. Roberts also composed The Thing About Men (2003, New York Outer Critics Circle award for Best Musical). His latest show, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, written with Catherine Filloux and John Daggett, and directed by Hannah Ryan, Resident Director of Hamilton, was presented at an exciting reading for the Broadway community in September. His children’s musical, The Velveteen Rabbit, toured the United States for well over a decade. Among his recent compositions is a commissioned work: The Heart of the Matter, words by former NEA chairman and poet Dana Gioia (Guggenheim Museum). Another new musical, Rex and Lilli andThe Master, about the lives and careers of Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, and Noel Coward, and written with playwright Carey Harrison (Rex’s son), is also in preparation. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with noted pianist, Constance Keene.
David Saint (Director/Artistic Director) is in his 23rd season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 40 mainstage productions at GSP, having most recently helmed this season’s Midwives in addition to The Trial of Donna Caine, American Hero; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and An Act of God starring the legendary Kathleen Turner in the 2017-18 season. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others, including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and It Shoulda Been You. He has directed Final Follies at Primary Stages, Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, and off-Broadway at Westside Theatre, as well as the National Tour of West Side Story. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. In Summer 2019, he directed a revolutionary new production of West Side Story for IHI Stage Around in Tokyo and currently serves as a Associate Producer for a new film version of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.
Karen Burthwright (Woman 2) GSP debut! Play Like A Winner (NYMF 2017), Broadway/off-Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 Revival), Disenchanted (Westside Theatre); Chicago: Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre), Ragtime, Hot Mikado, and Aida (Drury Lane Oakbrook). Regional/Canada/1st National Tours: Sousatzka (The Elgin Theatre), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), Legally Blonde (Drayton Ent.), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (FST), Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla Playhouse/Stratford Festival), Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, First National Tour Rocky Horror (Canadian Stage/MTC). Special thanks to Talent House, David Saint, Pat McCorkle Casting, Jimmy Roberts, and Joe DiPietro. All my love, mommy! This show is dedicated to the memory of my childhood friend, Greg Campbell. RIP. karenburthwright.com karenburthwright.com
Lindsay Nicole Chambers appeared in GSP's updated production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change to open the 2017-18 season. Previously, she appeared as Miss Scarlet in Clue: Onstage at Bucks County Playhouse. You can see her online as Gail Liner in Submissions Only, Rachel Unraveled, and the upcoming season of ADULTish. Broadway/Tours: Kinky Boots (Lauren), Lysistrata Jones (Robin), Elf (Jovie), Legally Blonde, Hairspray; off-Broadway: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Robyn), Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, Triassic Parq (Velociraptor of Science). Other: All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed), various commercials and voice overs. Tweet her @heyitslnc and see tons of pictures of her cats on Instagram @heyitslnc. www.lindsaynicolechambers.com
Mitchell Jarvis (Man 1) A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a resident of New York City, Mitch is thrilled to be back at George Street with this incredible group of artists. Broadway: Rock of Ages (Lonny, original cast), Fiddler on the Roof.Other Theater: Gettin’ The Band Back Together (Mitch), The Threepenny Opera (Macheath, Helen Hayes Award nom), Twelfth Night (Feste), Uncivil (Ulysses S. Grant), Peter and the Starcatcher (‘Stache), The Toxic Avenger (White Dude), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank N. Furter), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), West Side Story (Tony), Bus Stop (Bo), The Full Monty (Jerry), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), The Secret Garden (Dickon), The Rainmaker (Jimmy). Commercial: Keith Stone in the Keystone Light ad campaign. Film: Opening Night, Fool’s Day, Resident Advisor, Happy Baby. Television: Law & Order: SVU, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Guiding Light. Co-Creator of It Could Be Worse (itcouldbeworse.tv). @mitchjarvisNYC.
George Merrick made his George Street debut in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change — reuniting with director David Saint and playwright Joe DiPietro, after appearing in the acclaimed off-Broadway transfer of Clever Little Lies with Marlo Thomas. He was seen on Broadway in Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, and High Fidelity. Recent regional roles include Albert Peterson in Bye Bye, Birdie! at the Goodspeed Opera House, and John Adams in 1776 at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. On TV, George has appeared on Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, and the upcoming Rise on NBC. His film credits include The Intern with Robert DeNiro and So Good to See You (2016 Sundance selection). George is also a lyricist in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, and is a Harrington Prize recipient.
An Updated Version
Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (The Second Mrs. Wilson, Clever Little Lies and The Toxic Avenger) returns with a fresh, new, contemporary look at his record-breaking off-Broadway musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – exclusively for George Street Playhouse patrons! The world of dating has evolved, and this newly revisited musical will tackle modern love in all its forms. From the first date, to marriage, children and the twilight years, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change follows the arc of relationships in insightful and hilarious ways.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is sponsored by The Karma Foundation.
An updating round-up of select features and reviews related to "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at George Street Playhouse, Oct. 10 - Nov. 12, 2017. Learn More
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; Off-Broadway’s Clever Little Lies) star in George Street Playhouse’s production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 2017. Learn More
An updated version of the hit off-Broadway show "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" – with book and lyrics by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts — opens the Playhouse's 2017-18 season at an interim venue on Rutgers University's Cook Campus. Learn More