Jennifer Maloney, Fred M. Caruso and G Four Productions present the world premiere of I Love You Because, a modern day musical love story, featuring book & lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, music by Joshua Salzman and direction by Daniel Kutner. The production stars Farah Alvin, David A. Austin, Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) and Colin Hanlon. Daniel Kutner directs.
Set in New York City, the musical follows Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer whose life is turned upside down when he finds his long-term girlfriend in bed with another man. Forced back out into the treacherous New York dating scene, Austin meets Marcy Fitzwilliams, a flighty photographer whose spontaneity is matched only by her ability to drive him insane. This new musical comedy explores the 'rules' and nuances of dating and learning how to love someone, not in spite of their differences, but because of them.
A modern day musical re-telling of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice with the genders reversed, the show features songs such as "Another Saturday Night in New York," "The Actuary Song," "Maybe We Just Made Love," "We're Just Friends," and the titular track, "I Love You Because."