Byron Jennings Replaces René Auberjonois in Upcoming Broadway Revival of She Loves Me

News   Byron Jennings Replaces René Auberjonois in Upcoming Broadway Revival of She Loves Me
 
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Byron Jennings (You Can’t Take It With You) will be part of the cast of the forthcoming Broadway revival of She Loves Me, replacing the previously announced René Auberjonois, who has departed the production due to personal reasons.

Jennings will star alongside Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona).

Following an earlier announcement that performances of the revival were pushed back by two weeks, previews are now set to begin Feb. 19, 2016, with the official opening March 17 at Studio 54. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through July 10.

The cast also features Nicholas Barasch (Arpad) and Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter) as well as ensemble members 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.

Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. Musical direction is by Paul Gemignani.

She Loves Me, according to Roundabout press notes, "is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It follows Georg (Levi) 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?" Ellis returns to helm the production after having directed Roundabout’s ten-time Tony-nominated revival of She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the company's first Broadway musical.

The creative team includes David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Don Holder (lights), Jon Weston (sound), Larry Hochman (orchestrations) and David Krane (dance arrangements and incidental music).

Tickets for She Loves Me are available by calling (212) 719-1300, online at RoundaboutTheatre.org and in person at Roundabout’s Studio 54 Box office, 254 West 54th St.

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