Colin Hanlon and the original cast of the 2006 off-Broadway musical I Love You Because will reunite in concert.
Colin Hanlon will reunite with the original cast of the 2006 off-Broadway musical I Love You Because in concert.
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The 2006 off-Broadway cast of I Love You Because will reunite onstage at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, December 4, at 7pm and 9:30pm. Shoshana Feinstein produces the concert. The Drama Desk-nominated musical was written by Joshua Salzman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (book and lyrics).

The full original cast will take part in the concert, including Colin Hanlon (Falsettos), Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), David A. Austin (composer of Beaches), Courtney Balan (Falsettos), and Jordan Leeds (Les Misérables).

I Love You Because is a New York City romantic comedy that has gone on to mount over 100 productions around the world in five languages. The premiere production at the Village Theatre began performances on January 19, 2006, and opened February 14, 2006. The mounting ran through May 21, 2006.

The show is described as follows: "The story of Austin Bennet, a greeting card writer who walks in on his girlfriend with another man. He is sent back out into the New York City dating scene with only his idiot brother, Jeff, to guide him. It's there that he meets Marcy, a flaky photographer with dating troubles of her own — and an actuarial best friend, Diana, who is trying to calculate her future. In order to move on with their lives, these four Manhattanites must put their pasts behind them and learn that true happiness isn't found by loving someone in spite of their faults, but learning to say, "I Love You Because."

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