I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change celebrate its 11th anniversary

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the longest-running Off-Broadway musical on the boards, celebrates its 11th anniversary on 1 Aug 2007. The musical comedy opened at the Westside Theatre on 1 Aug 1996, following previews from 15 Jul 2007, where the show is currently booking through to 18 Nov 2007.

Not since The Fantasticks' - currently being revived at the Snapple Theater Center - has any other musical in Off-Broadway history ever reached the 11-year mark However, the show has along way to go to catch up with the original production of The Fantasticks which ran Off-Broadway for almost 42 years.

The musical has played more than 4500 performances, surpassing the Broadway runs of such musicals as 'My Fair Lady,' 'Annie,' 'South Pacific,' 'Oklahoma!,' 'Grease,' 'Miss Saigon,' 'œ42nd Street,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' and 'Hello, Dolly!' It is also the longest-running show ever in Denver, Dallas, South Florida, and Rochester. The show has received eight international Best Musical awards.

Additional productions of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change have been mounted in more than 400 cities worldwide including Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, London, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Budapest, Sydney, Prague, Seoul, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. The hit musical has been translated into 11 different languages. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is ajoyride through the spectrum of male-female relationships: dating, friendship, love and marriage.

Directed by Joel Bishoff, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change cureently features Anne Bobby, Bryan McElroy, Jim Stanek, and Amy White portraying over 60 roles in a varied collection of scenes and songs.

The show is written by playwright/lyricist Joe DiPietro and composer Jimmy Roberts. The musical is produced by James Hammerstein Productions, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard. Set design by Neil Peter Jampolis, costume by Candice Donnelly, lighting by Mary Louise Geiger and sound by Sound by Duncan Edwards.

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