'It Shoulda Been You' is fresh and funny

April 15, 2015 2:04 AM

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NEW YORK — The bride is Jewish, the groom Christian. Their mothers are not, to put it mildly, enamored of each other. There's also the small matter of an ex-boyfriend who pops up on the day of the wedding, determined to stop it.

None of these details will necessarily prepare you for the twist that occurs roughly halfway into It Shoulda Been You (* * * ½ out of four), the delightfully giddy, goofy musical comedy that opened Tuesday at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. It's a surprise that could certainly challenge a more s...

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