Casting Complete for Guthrie's She Loves Me

News   Casting Complete for Guthrie's She Loves Me Complete casting has been announced for the Guthrie Theater's upcoming presentation of the classic Harnick and Bock musical She Loves Me.

Lee Mark Nelson (Georg Nowack) and Garrett Long (Amalia Balash) will head a cast that also features Shanara Gabrielle (Ilona Ritter), Christopher Carl (Steven Kodaly), Steve Shaffer (Mr. Maraczek), Mark Rosenwinkel (Ladislav Sipos), Bradley Greenwald (Headwaiter), Jason Tam (Arpad Laszlo), Brian Sostek (Busboy) and Robert O. Berdahl (Keller). The cafe musicians include Michael Kissin, Richard Long and Molly Sue McDonald with Linda Talcott Lee and Tony Vierling as the tango dancers. The ensemble will also feature Joey Babay, Christina Baldwin, Marc Halsey, Ann Michels, Dena Rice, Kersten Rodau, Peter Vitale and Regina Marie Williams. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, She Loves Me will play the Minneapolis theatre May 7-June 12 with an official opening set for May 13. James Sewell choreographs with musical direction by Andrew Cooke. The creative team also includes James Youmans (set design), Mathew J. LeFebvre (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design) and Scott W. Edwards (sound design).

She Loves Me features a score by Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and a book by Joe Masteroff. The original Broadway production opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre April 23, 1963, playing 302 performances before closing Jan. 11, 1964. Directed by Harold Prince — with musical staging by Carol Haney — the cast included Barbara Baxley, Jack Cassidy, Barbara Cook, Daniel Massey, Ludwig Donath, Nathaniel Frey and Ralph Williams. The 1993 revival for the Roundabout Theatre Company began life at the Criterion Center/Stage Right before transferring to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Directed by Scott Ellis with musical staging by Rob Marshall, the cast included Jonathan Freeman, Boyd Gaines, Brad Kane, Judy Kuhn, Sally Mayes, Howard McGillin, Lee Wilkof and Louis Zorich.

Tickets for She Loves Me, priced $19-$54, are available by calling (612) 377-2224 or (877) 44-STAGE. For more information, visit www.guthrietheater.org.

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