Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is a jukebox musical written by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters, based on the songs composed by Neil Sedaka, with lyrics by Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, and Philip Cody.
Set during the 1960 Labour Day weekend at “Esther’s Paradise Resort Hotel” in Catskills, New York it features friends Marge and Lois from Brooklyn, looking for a good time and romance. They are hoping to find “Where the boys are” as Marge has been jilted at the alter and doesn’t want to be “Solitaire” so takes Lois to her honeymoon destination. Catskills is a resort which showcased young entertainers and Neil Sedaka met his wife of 54 years, Leba, at her Mother’s hotel there and contributed many of his own ventures into the book.
Jordan Murphy will direct the production with musical direction from Oliver Hance and Casting by Harry Blumenau for Debbie O’Brien Casting. The production is produced by Joseph Hodges Entertainments.
Inevitably two boys come along and the foursome together with Esther and the local comedian whisk us to 1960s colours and costume and the heat of Neil Sedaka’s singable catchy tunes. You WILL leave humming one of your favourites, but which one?
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