The actress said that she keeps a photo in her dressing room of her father performing as Steven Kodaly in the same show decades ago. “My father is not well right now, and I thought this would be the last show he might possibly see me in,” she said. “And so, this is a tribute to my dad. A lot of people don't know that that's one of the reasons I took this show.”
She also spoke about her award-winning dance number. “Me leaping in the air and into a split onto the ground and being dragged across the entire stage…you just don't expect me at this time in my life to be doing that still!” she exclaimed.
The Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me began previews February 19 and officially opened March 17. The musical comedy, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, stars Byron Jennings, Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi,Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Krakowski. Musical direction is by Paul Gemignani; orchestrations are by Larry Hochman with dance arrangements and incidental music by David Krane.
She Loves Me tells the story of two parfumerie clerks who, unbeknownst to each other, are corresponding romantically. She Loves Me features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.