Running since February 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company revives the heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way.
The Broadway production of She Loves Me closed July 10, 2016. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: "She Loves Me" follows Amalia and Georg, 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 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 musical is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose well-known romantic story, "Parfumerie," 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."
This production will celebrate Roundabout's 50th anniversary season. Roundabout associate artistic director Scott Ellis directed the company'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.
Zachary Levi ("First Date," TV's "Chuck") stars alongside Broadway veterans Laura Benanti, Byron Jennings, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski.
What's the Roundabout? One of the great nonprofit dreadnoughts of the New York theater scene, the Roundabout has three Broadway venues and an Off-Broadway stage in midtown. Prominent artists are usually engaged, significant work is usually done, and even at the smallest of the theaters, the work has the uniform quality that one would expect from such a large and prominent shop. More here.
Charming, irresistible...an astounding cast, a nifty story and memorable songs turn this revival into a celebration of classic musical construction. There are some small, sour notes... but, overall, this is a show that, as one character says, gets "the tilt of our hats right." Come be swept away.
A lively revival...likely to charm lovers of traditional musicals and rom-coms alike. "She Loves Me" has an impressive musical pedigree. But the songs themselves aren't earworms and some are a bit dated. "She Loves Me" is predictable and sometimes silly, but sweet and funny enough that you won't mind.
New York Daily News
Sweet and exhilarating...[a] sparkling straight-up staging...Bock and Harnick's score packs yearning and humor as it caresses the ears and heart. The boutique and its colorful characters are brought to life beautifully. Sometimes there's actually too much of a good thing..Still, "She Loves Me" casts a spell.
New York Magazine
Benanti, with her thrilling voice and zany self-deprecation, is perfect casting. The rest of the cast is nearly at her level. Ellis keeps the story moving swiftly and brightly. The reduced orchestration...is sometimes thin or coarse...[but] the excellent musical direction makes the most of the band.
New York Post
Well-crafted material...the entire cast of this spry production is flawless. The score sees Bock and Harnick giving us frothy songs that are built to last under their cotton-candy exterior. Unlike Hollywood's toxic modern romantic comedies, "She Loves Me" is the ultimate date show.
New York Times
Rapturously revived...old-fashioned and unpretentious...when embodied by a cast as expertly attuned as this one, [the musical] has a lingering and deeply satisfying sweetness usually lacking in brassier shows. [Director] Ellis has assembled a deluxe design team to coax this shy show into full bloom.
Directed with tender exactitude...[the] songs have melodies that tumble against one another as if Bock and Harnick are giddy with the overlapping rush of spirited ideas and dance rhythms from waltzes to the habanera. Nothing is flashy or pushy. Everything is lovely.
Time Out New York
Heaven-sent...a perfectly crafted charmer...a splendid, joy-stuffed production: casting, design and even the reduced orchestra. Benanti, besides looking as lovely as ever and earning her laughs, shows off an old-fashioned soprano with affecting vibrato. Levi slips into Georg's skin with ease.
Enchanting...Benanti and Levi are endearing as the shy lovers in this intimate romantic comedy, the supporting cast constitutes a dream team, and the stagecraft is absolutely flawless. This little jewel of a musical may have been lost in its original setting, but we know better now.