Chicago Theatre Workshop to Present One-Night LGBTQ Version of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT…

Chicago Theatre Workshop will present a one-night-only LGBTQ-bent performance of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’ off-Broadway hit musical I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE as a benefit for the company.

“When Tom called and asked about doing an all-gay version of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (once dubbed the straightest off-Broadway hit ever,) Jimmy Roberts and I readily agreed,” said DiPietro. “I’ve always been a big fan of Tom’s work, and I can’t wait to see his very contemporary and, I’m sure, very hilarious take on the show.

Chicago Theater Workshop’s Artistic Director Tom Mullen says the show’s series of vignettes will be recalibrated to focus on the themes of love and relationships with a LGBTQ twist. “This is a great joy for us, I’ve directed LOVE/PERFECT a couple times before and I’ve always felt that this could really be an exciting version to try to do,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to really highlight that when it comes to love and relationships, we are all equal in our wants and wishes. We’ve also assembled an incredible cast and creative team and are so thankful to Joe and Jimmy to allow us to do this.”

Mullen will direct, and the cast includes, Karl Hamilton, Charissa Armon, Melissa Young, Honey West, Lars Ebsworth, Noah Berman, Jessica Vann, Britain Gebhardt and more are slated to perform. Musical Direction is by Nick Sula.

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE will perform Saturday, February 9th, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Tickets are $45 at www.chicagotheatreworkshop.org.

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