Zachary Levi Replaces Josh Radnor in Upcoming Broadway Revival of She Loves Me

News   Zachary Levi Replaces Josh Radnor in Upcoming Broadway Revival of She Loves Me
 
Zachary Levi, who made his Broadway debut in First Date, has replaced the previously announced Josh Radnor as the male lead in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway revival of She Loves Me, which will begin previews Feb. 5, 2016, prior to an official opening March 3 at Studio 54.

Zachary Levi
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Radnor has withdrawn from the production due to scheduling conflicts.

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

For his work in First Date, Levi won a Theater World Award and earned a nomination from the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. He currently stars in NBC’s new fall series “Heroes Reborn” and is well known for his starring role on NBC’s “Chuck."

The cast will also feature Nicholas Barasch (Arpad) and Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter) and 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. The limited engagement, which continues through May 22, will be directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani.

She Loves Me features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock.

She Loves Me, according to the Roundabout, 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?"

The celebrated score features “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 1940 James Stewart film “The Shop Around the Corner” and the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film “You’ve Got Mail."

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 are first made available to subscribers and donors. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more info.

Beginning Sept. 13, tickets will be made available to the general public by calling (212) 719-1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s Studio 54 Box office (254 West 54th Street). Single tickets range in price from $52-$147.

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