Life hasn't exactly worked out for Josh Cohen, the protagonist in David Rossmer and Steve Rosen's musical comedy "The Other Josh Cohen." Overweight, underemployed, unlucky at love — on the edge of Valentine's Day, to boot — and clinging on to an out-of-date mustache, Cohen can't get ahead. Then his apartment is burgled; but at least they left behind a single Neil Diamond CD. It looks like it can't much worse, until a letter comes that could have an impact on his life. "The Other Josh Cohen" opened Off-Broadway in 2012, and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including for outstanding musical. Rosen (a Pittsford native) will reprise his role as Josh, and Alan Schmuckler will portray the acoustic guitar-wielding, mustache-less "Narrator Josh." Directed by Hunter Foster; Jonathan Spivey, musical director.
"The Other Josh Cohen" begins previews on Tuesday, January 9, and opens Saturday, January 13. Continues through February 4. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. Tickets start at $25. For specific dates, times, and prices, call 232-4382 or go online to gevatheatre.org.