The Thing About Men

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The Thing About Men
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Music Jimmy Roberts
Lyrics Joe DiPietro
Book Joe DiPietro
Productions 2003 Off-Broadway Production

The Thing About Men is a musical with music by Jimmy Roberts and lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro. It is based on the 1985 German film Men by Doris Dörrie. The plot revolves around a love triangle and shows what men will do to keep their pride and love affairs intact.

Productions[edit]

Off-Broadway Production[edit]

The show opened Off-Broadway at the Promenade theatre on August 23, 2003 following previews from August 6. It closed on February 15, 2004 after playing more than 200 performances.[1][2]

London Production[edit]

A production played at the King's Head Theatre in London from April 30, 2007, following previews from April 25, 2007. The limited six week season ended on June 3, 2007. The production was directed by Anthony Drewe and the cast included Hal Fowler, Tim Rogers and Paul Baker.[3]

In 2012 The Thing About Men played at the Landor Theatre, London; directed by Andrew Keates and featured John Addison, Lucyelle Cliffe, Peter Gerald, Kate Graham and Steven Webb.

Song List[edit]

  • Opening/Oh, What a Man!
  • No Competition for Me
  • Opportunity Knocking
  • Free, Easy Guy
  • Free, Easy Guy (Reprise)
  • Take Me into You
  • Because
  • The Confession
  • The Greatest Friend
  • Downtown Bohemian Slum
  • You Will Never Get Into This Restaurant
  • Me, Too/One-Woman Man
  • Take Me into You (Reprise)
  • Highway of Your Heart
  • The Better Man Won
  • Too Road to Lucy
  • Make Me a Promise, Thomas
  • New, Beautiful Man
  • Time to Go Home
  • Finale/You Can Have It All

References[edit]

  1. ^ 200 performances playbill.com
  2. ^ Closing Announcement playbill.com
  3. ^ King’s Head Premieres Perfect Duo’s New Musical