CAP 21’s ‘NEXT THING YOU KNOW’ is Cunningham and Salzman’s Latest Tuner

Joshua Salzman (L) and Ryan Cunningham

Theatrical Rights Worldwide is proud to represent Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman’s I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, one of the best new musicals of the last decade. Their latest work is NEXT THING YOU KNOW, currently running at NYC’s CAP 21. NEXT THING YOU KNOW is the story of four New Yorkers waking up from their invincible twenties and confronting adulthood in the city that never sleeps. It continues this brilliant writing team’s penchant for capturing the essence of the terror and triumphs of modern love in the big city.’s review glowed, “What elevates the show are Salzman and Cunningham’s jaunty tunes, delivered with amiable panache by the ensemble… Salzman’s musical vernacular embraces the sounds of yesteryear, along with pop, country-western, and the musical theater power ballad.”

Adam Kantor (left) and Lauren Molina in Next Thing You Know. Photo by Greg Solomon.

Salzman and Cunningham first met in New York University’s graduate program in musical theater writing, where they began writing the songs that became I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. NEXT THING YOU KNOW has been previously in development with both Encore Theatre Company in the States as part of their Musicals in Development Initiative and Sell A Door Theatre Company in the UK.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW is directed by Terry Berliner with musical direction by Kurt Crowley. The cast includes Lauren Molina, Adam Kantor, Heath Calvert and Lauren Blackman. For ticket information for the current CAP 21 production, visit The show continues through June 25th.