Sheldon Harnick Will Join She Loves Me Stars at CD Signing

News   Sheldon Harnick Will Join She Loves Me Stars at CD Signing
Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members will perform.
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The recently released cast album of the 2016 She Loves Me Broadway revival will be celebrated with a celebrity signing and performance event August 3 at 7 PM at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues in New York City.

Tony Award nominees Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski are scheduled to be on hand, accompanied by other cast members, and, as a special guest, the show’s lyricist, Sheldon Harnick. The cast is planning a performance of songs from the show.

The cast album is available for digital download on iTunes now; the official release of the physical CD in stores is scheduled for July 29.

Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details.

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 Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

The hit production from Roundabout Theatre Company was nominated for eight 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. It won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

The CD package includes a 28-page full-color booklet in a fold-out wallet package includes production photography, a synopsis and a message from Roundabout’s Executive Director Todd Haimes.

A special “Making of the Album” featurette including exclusive interviews with the cast and creative team, as well as footage from the recording studio and the stage production, is available on YouTube.

Besides Benanti and Krakowski, the album features Tony Award nominee Zachary Levi, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath, Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Peter Bartlett, Nicholas Barasch 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, Jim Walton.

The recording was produced by Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. To order the album, please visit “This is one of my favorite cast recordings we’ve ever released,” says album producer and label founder Deutsch. “It was created like a classic album from Broadway’s Golden Age in the 1950s and 60s. No amps, no headphones—just the cast and the orchestra together in the studio making infectious music. I am thrilled that the intimacy and energy come across on the final product.”

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