She Loves Me Revival Sets New Dates for Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company is celebrating its 50th in New York City! The company has lined up an all-star season with major players for each production as well! Clive Owens in Old Times, Keira Knightly in Therese Raquin and that’s only this fall! With more in store for the winter and spring, we’re looking ahead as Roundabout adjusts one production heading to Broadway later this season! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that She Loves Me has set new dates for it’s Broadway revival!
She Loves Me is a musical that features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and a book by Joe Masteroff. The musical comedy tells of heartwarming story of finding love the good old-fashioned way. Georg and Amalia are co-workers who aren’t exactly the best of friends. They can’t find a common ground while working together on a job where they constantly butt heads. However, each of them has an anonymous pen pal they have been writing to and falling in love with for some time now. Little do the two know, they’re writing and falling for each other. What will happen once their true idenities are revealed? Only time will tell!
Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that it’s revival of She Loves Me will begin two weeks later than originally scheduled this spring. The production, which will take up residence at Studio 54 (Pictured Bottom), will now begin previews February 19th, 2016 and officially open March 17th. The show will still remain a limited engagement but run through June 5th. The original Broadway production premiered in April 1963 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre where it ran for just over 300 performances. The original production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. She Loves Me has been revived on Broadway once by Roundabout Theatre Company in 1993 when it was also directed by Scott Ellis. That production at Brooks Atkinson Theatre playing for just over 350 performances.
Leading the Roundabout revival back to Broadway is Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Pictured Left) as Amalia and Zachary Levi (Pictured Above Right) as Georg. Other leading characters include René Auberjonois as Maraczek, Gavin Creel as Kodaly, Michael McGrath as Sipos, Jane Krakowski as Ilona, Nicholas Barasch as Arpad and Peter Bartlett as Head Waiter. The ensemble of the production includes Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop and Jim Walton.
The musical’s return is helmed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Paul Gemignani is musical director. The rest of the creative team includes David Rockwell as scenic designer, Jeff Mahshie as costume designer, Don Holder as lighting designer and Jon Weston as sound designer. Larry Hochman provides orchestrations while David Krane works on dances arrangements and incidental music.
Roundabout Theatre Company has truly lined up an excellent season for their 50th in New York City! With several fantastic productions already on stage, the winter and spring look just as promising between She Loves Me and Noises Off, slated for the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street. I feel like so many people don’t know She Loves Me. They’ve never seen it or never heard anything from it either. So I often find myself telling them it’s essentially You’ve Got Mail! I mean, that is what the 1998 movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (Pictured Right) was based on! So if you’ve never seen She Loves Me, you already know a little about it now! I would highly encourage you to check out this revival when it hits Broadway later this season. Roundabout, as per usual, has lined up an excellent cast including Levi and Benanti, two audience favorites, for the show! And how could you not fall in love with these two night after night? We’re looking forward to it!
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of She Loves Me heads to Broadway this season! We’re looking forward to bringing you more coverage and information on the production as soon as it becomes available! In the meantime, if you like what Roundabout brings to Broadway, don’t miss any of their other productions currently running on several stages around New York City! For more information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note;Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, be sure to check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!