“Back on July 4, 1993, Matthew Sweet was recording a live album at Grant Park in Chicago. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a cool breeze coming off Lake Michigan. My theater pals and I were sitting on blankets enjoying the weather and listening to Sweet, waiting to hear all of our favorites off his album Girlfriend. One of my theater pals was a boy who was my best friend.

Being in love with your best friend is awkward. We spent all of our free time together, talked on the phone at least three times a day. We were all tangled up in each other, and had so many clumsy moments of sexual tension that everyone, including me, wondered when we were finally going to declare our love for one another.

Set in 1990s Nebraska, Girlfriend has a similar plot line – a burgeoning friendship with a “will they or won’t they” situation between the high school jock and the class “weirdo”. But there’s a tiny twist…”

[Read the full review at broadwayworld.com]