By Ben Rimalower
22 Feb 2014
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
She Loves Me directed by Scott Ellis, 1993
The Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed revival of She Loves Me lost something in its move from the Roundabout's former Broadway house, the invaluably intimate Criterion Center Stage Right, to the Brooks Atkinson. Even more damaging than the inferior new home, She Loves Me got an inferior new leading lady as the dreamy Judy Kuhn had to depart the role of Amalia due to a previous commitment. Still, She Loves Me sparkled on the strength of its flawless book and score, as well as a charming production, perfectly cast with doubly gifted actor-singers Boyd Gaines, Sally Mayes and Howard McGillin, not to mention extremely satisfying supporting turns from Louis Zorich, Lee Wilkof, Brad Kane and Jonathan Freeman.Continued...