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She Loves Me (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(1674 Reviews)
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97%
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Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Romantic

About the Show

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a revival of the Tony Award-winning musical about two clerks who argue endlessly, while unknowingly writing loving letters to each other as anonymous pen pals.

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90
Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you like old-fashioned musicals.with great lyrics and music, a clever script, a talented cast, lovely sets, etc. A very polished production.

Don't see it if you want more than romance and laughter. The story is small and sweet, but fluffy. Cynical NYers cheered at the closing kiss!

88
Delightful, Exquisite, Great staging, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You want to see a great classic in all it glory. Beautifully staged with a perfect cast.

Don't see it if If you don't like the old style romantic musicals.

Critic Reviews (52)

March 17th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is a sustained reminder of the pleasures of exalted ordinariness...It succeeds in making you feel personally engaged by every one of its seven principal characters...It’s a world where even office antagonisms and anxiety can find an up-tempo synchronicity. And for those moments when you sense a song in your heart, there’s a first-class orchestra conveniently nearby to help you express yourself in a style that lives up to your bliss."
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March 17th, 2016

"The Roundabout gets so much right in a splendid, joy-stuffed production: casting, design and even the reduced orchestra...Benanti, besides looking as lovely as ever and earning her laughs, shows off an old-fashioned soprano with affecting vibrato. Levi slips into Georg’s skin with ease, exuding sweet modesty and just a pinch of hauteur. When he cartwheels across the stage during the exultant title song, you’re there with him, getting a contact high from his romantic bliss."
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March 17th, 2016

"Most classic musicals have a so-called charm song; 'She Loves Me' has nothing but...Though the director keeps the story moving swiftly and brightly, I couldn’t help wishing it were a little less bright..This is comedy, yes, but not farce, and a feeling of faint mistrust wafts off the stage...Something is missing; or is that just another romantic ideal needing to be knocked back to reality? If so, 'She Loves Me' is the show to do it. Listen with your imagination, and succumb to the ravishment."
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March 17th, 2016

"Roundabout Theatre Company's enchanting staging of 'She Loves Me' sends a message straight to the heart of romantic musical comedy lovers...It's also ideally cast, with an ensemble led by Laura Benanti. Add in Zachary Levi, projecting throwback charm with winning confidence...As an example of classic musical-comedy craftsmanship, it's beyond reproach...Everything falls into place in this richly satisfying production, which had me smiling from beginning to end. It's pure pleasure."
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March 17th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is likely to charm lovers of traditional musicals and rom-coms alike...With lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, 'She Loves Me' has an impressive musical pedigree. But the songs themselves aren’t earworms and some are a bit dated...'She Loves Me' is like many other romantic comedies — predictable and sometimes silly, but sweet and funny enough that you won’t mind traveling to an ending you see coming from a million miles away."
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March 17th, 2016

"The Roundabout Theatre Company’s enchanting Broadway revival of 'She Loves Me' is so charming, you kind of wish it would follow you home...The show is a special triumph for director Scott Ellis...Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi are endearing as the shy lovers in this intimate romantic comedy, the supporting cast constitutes a dream team, and the stagecraft is absolutely flawless...This little jewel of a musical may have been lost in its original setting, but we know better now."
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March 17th, 2016

"Perfection needs no commentary, so I’ll make it short and sweet: The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of 'She Loves Me' is ideal...Scott Ellis’s fleet, warmhearted staging and Warren Carlyle’s witty dances do complete justice to Joe Masteroff’s charming book and the delicious Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick score: Every number pays off and every laugh lands with a bang...I do wish the orchestra contained a half-dozen more string players. All else is pure delight."
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March 17th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is probably the best Broadway musical you’ve never heard of...The Roundabout Theatre Company presented a brilliant revival of the show 23 years ago, and now returns to it again, and I’m thrilled to say that while I have aged, 'She Loves' Me has not, not one bit. The score remains enchanting. One nit, though it’s a substantial one: At Studio 54, the orchestra is split between boxes high on either side of the stage. Not good."
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March 17th, 2016

"Exuberance, thy musical name is 'She Loves Me'. The melodies of this 1963 show sound as sweet and richly evocative as ever in director Scott Ellis’s pleasurable new Broadway revival...The chemistry between Benanti and Levi stops somewhere short of magnetic...Still, Ellis, Carlyle, Rockwell and company succeed at much the same task as the harried employees of Mr. Maraczek’s store: wrapping up things in beautiful packages, to the delight of the excited customers."
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March 17th, 2016

"A musical doesn’t have to be perfect to delight. Cutting-edge is overrated, too: Just give us well-crafted material and a starry cast that knows exactly what it’s doing...Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi shine brightly as a classic rom-com couple...The pair have such a natural rapport that it’s impossible not to root for their characters. But then the entire cast of this spry production is flawless. Bock and Harnick give us frothy songs that are built to last under their cotton-candy exterior."
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March 17th, 2016

"Broadway’s bewitching new 'She Loves Me' is as sweet and exhilarating as a first kiss...There’s very little that’s confused about Scott Ellis’ sparkling straight-up staging for the Roundabout. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s score packs yearning and humor as it caresses the ears and heart. The boutique and its colorful characters are brought to life beautifully...Sometimes there’s actually too much of a good thing...Still, 'She Loves Me' casts a spell."
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March 17th, 2016

"I dare you to find a flaw in 'She Loves Me'...The first-rate score, full of inventive multi-character sequences and revealing solos, all neatly integrated into the book, is universally adored by musical theater aficionados...Benanti scores a homerun as the hopeful but staunch Amalia, and the same can be said about Krakowski...Levi is likable but underwhelming as the affable clerk Georg, but that hardly matters. The overall impact of this winning production leaves you teary-eyed and overjoyed."
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March 18th, 2016

"About as consummate as a musical can be...You are guaranteed to fall in love with this most charming of musical gems…Scott Ellis is at the helm again staging the intimate work with romantic fluency and comic nuance. Of course, it helps to have a cast the likes of this bravura company…Maraczek's may only sell perfumes and fancy creams, but there is a magical alchemy that is taking place on that stage and it is aimed right at our not-so-lonely hearts."
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March 17th, 2016

"Pushing theatrical boundaries is all well and good, but there's no shame in coloring inside the lines when the finished product is as vibrant as Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of 'She Loves Me'...Anyone with a pulse will enjoy watching Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi fall in love...Scott Ellis directs the revival in this winsome spirit of Broadway's Golden Age."
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March 25th, 2016

"Mostly everything goes right in Scott Ellis' production...The authors have conjured up a chamber operetta full of quiet charms...I still find the first act a little calculated in its charms and a tad precious in its sensibility; however, the second act pays off delightfully and throughout it remains a blessedly civilized entertainment...Ellis has assembled a nearly ideal company...'She Loves Me' is good fun for grownups, a sip of surprisingly dry champagne."
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March 17th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is pure sterling. There's not a thing that's tired or overly tested here, and Ellis has approached the material with the sparkling eye and the mischievous nature of a man who has plenty to say...For the most part the cast is so in step with him and his candy-coated worldview, it's all but impossible to tell they're not creating their characters from scratch...Bathing in perfection is its own reward most of the time; you'll be thrilled at the prospect of drowning in it."
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March 29th, 2016

"This beautiful bonbon of a musical will now give a new generation fond memories...The melodious and fine-tuned score carries the show along sung by a cast of experts who move effortlessly through Warren Carlyle’s funny, well-integrated choreography...Scott Ellis’ direction avoids caricature, even in the most broadly drawn characters...This is a 'She Loves Me' that moves the audience equally to tears and laughter mostly through the power of the iconic Bock/Harnick score."
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April 18th, 2016

"The pleasures of ‘She Loves Me’ are such that even the most jaded cynic may well leave walking on air…If director Scott Ellis doesn’t quite bring out the wordplay in Harnick’s clever lyrics, the cast more than makes up for this as the show progresses. Everyone gets a chance to shine…’She Loves Me’ loses its way a bit near the end of Act 1…Still, the otherwise exquisite 'She Loves Me' makes a compelling case for the value of a high-quality musical rom-com."
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March 17th, 2016

"Filled with humor and glamour...What emerges after the intermission is a charming, light comedy where Georg and Amalia finally fall in love. Director Scott Ellis has no difficulty getting to the heart of the matter...'She Loves Me' reminds you that falling in love practically makes you want to do cartwheels."
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March 17th, 2016

"For anyone who appreciates delicacy, charm and intimacy in their musicals rather than the big, high-kicking, and splashy kind, there's nothing to beat 'She Loves Me. ' And when it comes to musical revivals it doesn't get better than the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production. Scott Ellis has tapped into all 'She Loves Me's' charms with renewed vigor and flair...If you're looking for a good time, it's a sure bet that you'll love 'She Loves Me.'"
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March 17th, 2016

"There is a whole lotta love to be found at Studio 54 these days in the absolutely charming revival of 'She Loves Me'...Directed by Ellis is an impeccable supporting cast of pros. There isn’t a sour note in the lot...It’s a beautifully crafted and written show, a bit old-fashioned, but with some surprisingly modern twists and turns...The show reminds us what it is like to fall in love, but beyond that, it reminds me of the beginning of my love affair with theatre in general. "
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March 17th, 2016

"Even somebody who has never heard of this romantic musical comedy could easily fall in love with 'She Loves Me'...Benanti couldn’t be better as Amalia...Creel is one of several cast members with overemphatic flourishes, which makes me suspect it was a decision by director Scott Ellis to opt toward the cartoonish. This is a quibble. In a cast of almost two dozen performers with many delights, there is little in 'She Loves Me' that’s not to love."
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March 31st, 2016

"A stellar production that will leave you with a gleeful smile...While not necessarily plot heavy, there are enough sweet-scented wafts to keep things moving along and allow Bock and Harnick’s score to shine...'She Loves Me' is an escape to an imaginary jewel-toned time where boy meets girl and love blooms in just a few short seasons. It’s a sweet, reminiscent scent, and befits the Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season."
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March 17th, 2016

"A whimsical reminder of how good musicals can be. Every detail of this scrumptious treat is detailed...The score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and the book by Joe Masteroff is romantic, funny and endearing...Scott Ellis lets this piece shine by itself without gimmicks or tricks, and hones his actors so that we believe the truth of this simplistic story line that still steals our emotions...If you love musical theatre, this is the perfect homage to days gone by."
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March 18th, 2016

"The current revival pays loving tribute to the strength of Masteroff’s book and Harnick and Bock’s songs while particularly celebrating the women of the cast...In too many musicals the music and lyrics merely echo the book or vice versa, but a great pleasure of 'She Loves Me' is in how the songs deepen and sometimes even contradict the conversation...So much sugar won’t be to everyone’s taste and one could wish for less passive female roles, but this entertainment is delectable."
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March 19th, 2016

"Charm is not a prominent commodity. If some need a handy definition, it’s kicking up its heels in Scott Ellis’s perfect revival...He sprinkles surprises throughout the new proceedings...This isn’t to mention the unerring performances he encourages...They sing a score in which no song isn’t thoroughly romantic, delightful, amusing and/or affecting...So the question arises: Is there anything at all wrong with this supernal 'She Loves Me'? No."
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March 28th, 2016

"One of this well-crafted show's many accomplishments is that each character gets at least one song that both describes the character and advances the plot. The excellent cast does full justice to the wonderful music and lyrics...Director Scott Ellis, whose 1993 revival, also for Roundabout, was excellent, does even better this time out. I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this wonderful production."
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March 17th, 2016

"Theatergoers who want to see why Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s 'She Loves Me' is a well-nigh perfect Broadway musical should head to Studio 54, where Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski—and the book, music and lyrics—virtually gleam like crystal perfume bottles on a silver tray in the bright sun. As for those who don’t care about classical perfection and only want a warm, funny and bounteously romantic musical valentine, get your tickets now."
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March 17th, 2016

"A fine new revival is as sweet and sugary as its most famous tune, but never loses touch with the characters’ pain and heartbreak...Levi and Benanti connect through their characters’ mutual underlying loneliness. They’re as charming as Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and they can also sing. Equally important, they never indulge in the usual musical-comedy tricks that attract Tony attention. Ellis wisely hands all that kind of Broadway shtick to the show’s ill-matched secondary couple."
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March 17th, 2016

"The production, directed with tender exactitude by Scott Ellis, now has the unstoppably appealing Laura Benanti and the equally winning Zachary Levi as the warring perfume sales clerks...About these songs: They have melodies that tumble against one another as if Bock and Harnick are giddy with the overlapping rush of spirited ideas and dance rhythms from waltzes to the habanera...Nothing is flashy or pushy. Everything is lovely."
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March 22nd, 2016

"If it’s escape you’re after, you’ll find much to adore about Roundabout’s lavish, perfectly cast revival of 'She Loves Me'…Under the sure-handed direction of Scott Ellis, the production feels character-driven rather than hammy or old-fashioned, delivering both laughs and love story with a light touch…If the population feels a bit whitewashed and the women too lovesick by half for your modern tastes, you’ll at least have reason to be glad when the sugar high leads you back to the real world."
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March 18th, 2016

"The cast, led by Benanti and Levi, is lively and funny, Ellis' direction is charming, and the story and songs are as fresh and vital as they were when the show debuted. This is a musical about romance that, especially in this production, is genuinely romantic...the show gives everybody in the winning cast at least one number in which to shine...You wouldn't call 'She Loves Me' a dance musical, but it's physically alive...In every theatrical way, 'She Loves Me' is a treat."
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March 24th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is not a big, brassy Broadway musical. The revival of the '60s gem is set in Budapest, 1934. It’s a more formal time, and the show champions intimacy and charm...Levi is a strong romantic lead with heart, while Benanti proves her comic chops. They, like the rest of the cast, click. In fact, the cast has more than its share of Tony winners. And it shows. There is a sweetness and care to 'She Loves Me,' aided by Rockwell’s glorious sets and Ellis’ crisp direction."
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March 17th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' surprises with the occasional darker moment, and a take on adult love that’s more sophisticated than one might expect in a romantic comedy that hinges on a joke about disguised identities. The payoff is more delicate than over-the-top...'She Loves Me' is pure theater: colorful sets and costumes, surprising acrobatics, memorable songs and fine performances. Musical comedy this sweet deserves an audience."
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March 25th, 2016

"From its opening moment when most of the principal characters enter one by one to sing about the beautiful summer morning until its final lovers’ clinch sprinkled with Christmas Eve snow, this 'She Loves Me' is a non-stop delight...Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi work triumphantly under the knowing hand of Scott Ellis...Beyond the two leads, the show fairly bulges with star quality...If you want to leave the theatre walking on air in a perfume-scented cloud, 'She Loves Me' is your ticket."
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March 21st, 2016

"A charming jewel of a show...'She Loves Me' is a sweet, old-fashioned whiff of fine perfume. Nothing groundbreaking here, but the aroma is certainly more pleasing than the inevitable remake about bickering coworkers who meet on Tinder."
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April 4th, 2016

“While ‘She Loves Me’ was never intended to be a very deep show, there are times when its lack of depth hurts the production...All of the actors do a superb job with the various roles...As for Levi and Benanti, both are quite appealing in their performances and each comes off as extremely likable. They play off each other quite well...Despite its drawbacks, ‘She Loves Me’ has at its heart an old-fashioned charm that’s wonderfully appealing.”
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March 23rd, 2016

"An exquisite, delicious bonbon of a musical...Scott Ellis has polished this gem into a brilliant diamond and set it with an incredible cast. Laura Benanti as Amalia is enchanting…Zachary Levi proves he is a masterful musical leading man. He doesn’t rely on just his good looks; he actually is a singing actor…There are a lot of charming songs for the individual characters,..It is still a delightful score."
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March 25th, 2016

"The musical, originally staged in 1963, about two young lovers as pen pals in a lonely hearts club is more fairytale than ever. This Roundabout Theatre Company production of 'She Loves Me' makes magic of it...Scott Ellis directs with an invisible hand so that it all looks effortless...'She Loves Me' creates a world where good old-fashioned sentiment and virtue prevail over our cynical times and modern mores. 'She Loves Me' is a gem of musical, and this revival a joyful delight."
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March 17th, 2016

"An astounding cast, a nifty story and memorable songs turn this revival into a celebration of classic musical construction. It's worth skipping work to see...Benanti charms from the moment she steps onstage...Levi turns out to be no slouch either. The part requires a singer who can act and has comedic chops, and Levi nails it...There are some small, sour notes...But, overall, this is a show that, as one character says, gets 'the tilt of our hats right'. Come be swept away."
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March 17th, 2016

"It's a lovely story, quaint, old-fashioned, and sincere, the kind of story we don't see these days, which makes this glorious revival such a welcomed treat...'She Loves Me' is traditional in its book musical structure, but a large, dance-happy ensemble is nowhere to be found. Instead, 'She Loves Me,' with its overture and entr'acte, gorgeous orchestrations, and sincerely hopeful tone is an intimate musical...It's a great production of a great show. I love it!"
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March 18th, 2016

"Delicacy abounds in Scott Ellis' gorgeous revival of 'She Loves Me'. From David Rockwell's pastel-colored sets to Laura Benanti's lilting soprano, the show brims with gentle pleasures...Scott Ellis' breezy production unfolds within the confines of Rockwell's handsome scenic design that works like a swirling pop-up book...In this production that looks and sounds so remarkable, it's rough to just not fall for the musical bon-bon that is 'She Loves Me'."
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June 27th, 2016

"The cast of this revival is quite starry — Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi play Amalia and Georg, while Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel play co-workers at the parfumerie...All four are terrific…A few dramaturgical glitches stand out to me…The other issue I have is that Georg keeps the truth from Amalia for so long that he ends up gaslighting her, which is fairly unacceptable behavior and hinders the degree to which I care about this couple ending up together."
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March 18th, 2016

"A wonderful and traditional revival. It is sparkling with Technicolor sets, lovely dancing and familiar songs delivered beautifully. It is also very old fashioned...Mr. Levi and Ms. Benanti are both fine, except by comparison. Their bland pleasantness and lack of sexual chemistry wouldn’t be a problem except that the secondary characters are marvelously handled...It delivers exactly what it promises in an excellent manner, you just have to want what it delivers."
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March 19th, 2016

"Ellis’s nimble staging flows like champagne out of a bottle: shimmering and effervescent. Rockwell’s candy-colored jewel-box set design is packed with surprises. Benanti is perfectly cast as Amalia...The bigger surprise is Levi as Georg...he handles this arguably more difficult genre with effortless aplomb...The leads’ work is made all the easier by the sterling supporting cast...This is first class fun and highly recommended."
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March 17th, 2016

"Director Scott Ellis has such a sure sense of the material and such trust in the lilting score by the late, great Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff’s book, that he never puts a foot wrong. And how could he with Warren Carlyle’s brilliantly inventive choreography in play?...What is so right about 'She Loves Me' is its effortless charm. Of course, 'effortless charm' is a theatrical oxymoron. And it doesn’t happen without a stellar cast. This one is solid gold!"
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March 18th, 2016

"The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of 'She Loves Me' is a sheer delight that must be seen...Joe Masteroff's book is clever and pithy...'She Loves Me' was the first musical that Roundabout presented on Broadway in 1993. As they celebrate their 50th year, Roundabout and director Scott Ellis continue to prove that they know how to breathe life into classics like this lovely little gem."
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March 19th, 2016

"Hits all the right notes and is one of the brightest revivals this season…'She Loves Me' brings humor and heart back to Broadway. Benanti, Levi, Krakowski, Creel and the rest of the knockout cast bring their A-game in every scene. 'She Loves Me' will take audiences away from the business of their everyday lives and remind them of a time where life moved slower and love was found just around the corner."
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March 3rd, 2016

"Roundabout Theatre Company has taken a musical theater gem, polished it up in a new, delightful production, and is presently dazzling audiences nightly with a star-studded cast...At 2 hours and 30 minutes, it's a full evening - Act I being a tad bit longer than Act II. It's old-fashioned, silly, frivolous, and delightful and I could not think of a better way to pass an evening in the theatre than with these talented actors."
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February 23rd, 2016

"This revival is the best production of the show I have seen including the original...'She Loves Me' has a great score, up there with the best scores that the American musical has produced...Laura Benanti sings her gorgeous songs as well as Barbara Cook did fifty-three years ago. That's high praise, but Benanti deserves it...I saw the second preview and was surprised at what good shape the show is already in. It can only get even better. A fabulous production of one of my favorite musicals."
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February 21st, 2016

"The book is funny and drum-tight; the score is comprised of one sparkling number after another. It has no fewer than eight knockout roles…This production is firing on nearly all cylinders…Ellis' production is fleet and funny, with gorgeous sets and costumes. Warren Carlyle's stylish choreography is exactly what this show needs. Studio 54 is a dead space for music, but the orchestra sounds better than ever."
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March 13th, 2016

"'She Loves Me' is a story of sworn enemies turned lovers that is so sugary sweet it might give you a cavity. But when we attend the theatre, we are asked to suspend disbelief, and after twenty minutes or so you'll be swept into the charming little world of 1930s Budapest and you'll deal with the sugar hangover tomorrow...This show is a welcome addition and anytime we can see such a stellar cast performing the work of one of history's best composing teams, we should all be happy."
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