I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Jonathan Rayson to join cast

Jonathan Rayson is joining the cast of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change on 26 Oct 2007, replacing Bryan McElroy who is in rehearsals to play Tommy DeVito in the Chicago production of the Jersey Boys.

Rayson will join cast members Anne Bobby, Frank Vlastnik and Amy White in the romantic musical comedy, which is now playing its 12th year at the Westside Theatre.

Rayson appeared on Broadway in 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2003) and was an understudy in the musical 'A Year with Frog and Toad' (2003). He also played the leading role of 'Seymour' in the National Tour production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the longest-running Off-Broadway musical on the boards, celebrated 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 10 Feb 2008.

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,' '42nd Street,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' and 'Hello, Dolly!' I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change 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 a joyride through the spectrum of male-female relationships: dating, friendship, love and marriage.

Directed by Joel Bishoff, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change currently 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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