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. More…
Amalia (Tony winner Laura Benanti) and Georg (Zachary Levi) work together at a modest parfumerie, and have disliked each other from the start. He thinks she’s stuck up, and she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. Yet each writes rapturously to a lonely hearts pen pal when the work day is done, and it doesn’t take long for the audience to see that they’re in love without realizing it. Little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?
"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." Full Review
"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. " Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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!" Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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!" Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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.'" Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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'." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
See it if You love any of the actors in it, want a show that you can't stop smiling about, are a fan of any of the movies that were based off of it
Don't see it if You're not a fan of classic musicals
See it if you love the golden age of the American musical and appreciate revivals that strike a home run in all departments.
Don't see it if you don't want to be totally enchanted by a brilliant cast, masterfully directed in a revival that has been perfectly executed by everyone.
See it if you appreciate a romantic musical with great performances. Even on dvd, it's terrific! Laura Benanti is dazzling.
Don't see it if you can't abide romantic, intelligent musicals.
See it if If you want to have a great time enjoying beautiful actors, lovely music, songs and singing in magnificent staging and leave the show in moo
Don't see it if If you don 't like musical comedies
See it if You love old traditional musicals from Bock and Harnick..comedy,romantic,lovely songs like Ice Cream and a set that thank goodness won tony
Don't see it if You don't like high comedy as in the restaurant/nightclub scene
Also It was better than the original with Barbara Cook.
See it if you love the sound of older style music with a variety of different instruments. Amazing set, cast, and script. Better than OBC? I think so!
Don't see it if You don't like stero typical, old fashioned, musicals.
See it if you like "You've Got Mail" or love stories, or letter writing. It's cute and quaint and the voices are on pointe!
Don't see it if you don't like love stories or are getting over a breakup.
See it if You love to see an old muical that is revived very well. See it if you love to get swept up in a many love stories.
Don't see it if You want spetical, you hate musicals that are a bit dated, or you hate a repetition theme in the music
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