Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor Will Star in Broadway Revival of She Loves Me

News   Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor Will Star in Broadway Revival of She Loves Me
 
Roundabout Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Todd Haimes, announced Jan. 20 that a new Broadway production of She Loves Me will star Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and stage and screen actor Josh Radnor. Performances will begin in spring 2016.

Josh Radnor
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Benanti (Gypsy, Nine) will star as Amalia opposite Radnor (Disgraced, "How I Met Your Mother") as Georg under the direction of six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis. She Loves Me features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock.

The production will celebrate Roundabout's 50th anniversary season. Roundabout associate artistic director 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. 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.

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti

Benanti starred in Roundabout's 2003 Broadway production of Nine, and Radnor appeared in a special one-night-only gala reading of She Loves Me in 2011. 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, according to RTC, "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 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."

Tickets for She Loves Me are first made available to subscribers and donors. Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information.

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