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Reviews from the Off-Broadway Production

“Infectiously entertaining! The comic timing is perfect under Daniel Kutner's direction and David A. Austin is hilarious in his New York debut. Filled with wit and zest, I Love You Because is terrific refreshing fun.”
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“Genuinely appealing! I Love You Because is out to enjoy itself, and the feeling is infectious. Christopher Gattelli's choreography is playfully inventive. A bouncy spirited show!”
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“The promising debut of a new song-writing duo! Ryan Cunningham's lyrics are refreshing and Joshua Salzman's music perks along nicely with help of an appealing cast and the inventive direction of Daniel Kutner. Stephanie D'Abruzzo is a comic delight and Farah Alvin will win you over.”
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I Love You Because is everything an Off-Broadway musical should be! A charming piece of work that will send you home smiling!”
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“An impeccable cast! Colin Hanlon and Farah Alvin are especially impressive, with rich, emotional singing voices that match their acting chops.”
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“Boasts the quirky elements that made Friends a huge hit.”
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“The ever-winning Stephanie D'Abruzzo is a delight!”
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“An impressive debut from the talented songwriting team of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham! Salzman's melodies are tunefully distinctive, Cunningham's lyrics incisive and sharp. There's real craft at work in this show, and the immensely talented cast is terrific!”
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“A brassy, comic musical about contemporary dating in New York - amusing and endearingly nutty!” Logo
“Adorably fun! Ryan Cunningham's laugh-filled book and cleverly constructed lyrics matched with Joshua Salzman's light jazz/pop score is a winning combination. Add a cast that bubbles over with comic zing and you've got a loveable show that shoots Cupid's arrow straight to the funny bone!”
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“As feisty, friendly and funny a musical comedy as New York has seen in ages! If you've been looking for the perfect date musical, or just a show to restore your faith in musical comedy, your search ends with I Love You Because!”
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