Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'She Loves Me' Headed Back To B'way In 2016

Laura Benanti
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces a new Broadway production of She Love Me, starring Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Nine) as “Amalia” and Josh Radnor (Disgraced, “How I Met Your Mother”) as “Georg”, directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. In a special celebration of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season, She Loves Me returns to Broadway in a new production led by Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis. Scott directed Roundabout’s ten time Tony nominated revival of She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history and launched the Musical Theatre Program at Roundabout. Highlights from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Program include Cabaret, Nine, Assassins, Violet, The Pajama Game, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes and Broadway’s first revival of On the Twentieth Century opening
this spring.
She Loves Me will play a limited engagement on Broadway in the spring of 2016.
The full cast, creative team and dates will be announced shortly.
Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes back celebrated Broadway performer Laura Benanti after her acclaimed performance in Roundabout’s 2003 Broadway production of Nine and Josh Radnor, who starred in a special one-night only gala reading of She Loves Me in 2011. Roundabout Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis has directed numerous productions for the Roundabout stages, most recently the 2015 production of On the Twentieth Century and the 2012 production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
She Loves Me is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It follows Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?
The celebrated score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream”, “A Romantic Atmosphere”, “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.” The musical is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose well-known romantic story was the basis for the 1949 James Stewart film “The Shop Around the Corner” and the 1998 Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film “You’ve Got Mail”.
She Loves Me benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.
Musicals at Roundabout are supported with generous gifts from: The Bok Family Foundation and Cynthia Wainwright and Stephen Berger.

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