“i love you because” Insights

Insights into “i love you because” from the Dramaturgy Department.

Love Results

If you want to post your love results from the program note, please post them in comment box below. If you need the formula again, here it is. Ryan Cunningham, the creator of i love you because, has offered one seemingly perfect, mathematical formula. In conjunction with the Drake equation, his formula helps weed out the losers from the winners before you even get to your first date: The dating equation: G = N ∙ fw ∙ fL∙ fA ∙fB ∙fS Where: G = The number of potential boyfriends/girlfriends N = The current population total in your country fW = The fraction of the population that...

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Meet the Director

ASHLEY RAMSEY (Director/Choreographer) Ashley began her acting career in San Diego and will be completing her Bachelors in Theatrical Arts at Utah Valley University in April. She was previously seen as Ms. Krumholtz (How to Succeed in Business…), Salome (The Robber Bridegroom), and Jean (Tons of Money). She recently had her first performance as a circus aerial artist this summer and looks forward to more performance opportunities with that. She is grateful for her sweet husband Chad and the rest of her family for their love and support.

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Author’s Notes

In our search of the authors we stumbled upon an author’s note, and we wanted to share it with you. When we began work on i love you because, one of us was about to get engaged and the other had recently become single. The obvious question arose, “How does one get from one place to the other? And in New York City of all places?” We talked about it endlessly, with each other, our friends or strangers in bars, until finally a good friend suggested that we read Pride and Prejudice. It immediately struck us with its sophistication, emotional honesty, and humanity. It...

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The Music of ‘i love you because’

If you have never seen, or heard, about the musical i love you because, here is a site you can go to and listen to the music! The recording is of the original Off-Broadway cast, just click the link below: i love you because Music

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About the Authors

Ryan Cunningham (Book and Lyrics) RYAN CUNNINGHAM is a native of Needham, Mass., and he holds a BA in Theatre and Graphic Design from the University of Notre Dame and an M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. At Notre Dame Ryan wrote the book to Chance at Love with Composer/Lyricist Tommy Curtin, which toured nationally in the summer of 2001. With composer Joshua Salzman, he wrote the book and lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical i love you because, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lyrics. Current projects include Queen Esther, a family...

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Can’t get enough of Jane?

Pride and Prejudice has inspired many authors to put their own twist on Jane Austen’s original story. This list includes a televised version of the novel, a parody, and — similar to the case with the musical i love you because — books that have used the story of Pride and Prejudice as a springboard to adapt into their own works. The classic 1995 BBC mini series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith: Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard: Considered a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, In the Arms of Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan And perhaps one of the most...

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‘i love you because’ Reverses the Genders of ‘Pride and Prejudice’

i love you because is a modern-day twist on Pride and Prejudice, with the gender roles reversed. Review a side-by-side comparison of the main characters from the two stories.

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The story of “i love you because”

Although i love you because is inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the musical has some differences. Read through the full story of i love you because.

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