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?
See it if You don't care if things don't make sense, or feel like they're happening for no reason. The singing and acting are great.
Don't see it if You want continuity. It just ends. There is a scene in the second act that just happens for no reason, and is distracting.
See it if you like your musicals cute but really, really dated & predictable, or if you're easily seduced by seeing television stars on stage.
Don't see it if you're looking for something contemporary & original, or really profound. You'll be rolling your eyes a lot.
See it if you want to see a first-rate revival, with plenty of juicy celebrities in great roles
Don't see it if you're expecting a fresh take on the musical; this one is decidedly a bit dusty (and overrated)
See it if you like old-fashioned, meaningless, romantic tales without a clever interpretation, although the actors are good.
Don't see it if you want something special and more than cliches and predictable stories.
See it if You're a Roundabout Theatre subscriber or want to see a first rate production of a mediocre musical.
Don't see it if You have to pay full price for a ticket. There's a reason this show is seldom produced.
See it if Jane K is your favorite blonde, anywhere on the planet (on stage, that is) and Zach Levi is charming. Set is too crowded for them to shine
Don't see it if you still have charming recollections of 'Little Shop' with Jimmy Stewart. Laura Benanti was a no-show at matinee, not enough room to dance
See it if you enjoy old-time music, beautiful singing, and romantic comedies.
Don't see it if you are looking for something fast-paced that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
See it if you don't mind slipping back to a classic and can put aside how dated it is. The acting and singing are superb!
Don't see it if You are looking for an exciting evening. This is a fluffy confection of the past that will make you smile, but never jump out of your seat.
See it if You've seen all the other musicals. Casting was good but the story dragged.
Don't see it if There are other musicals on your list. I fell asleep...during the first act...at a matinee. Movement of the sets made me dizzy.
See it if -you like classic musical theater -you are interested in seeing a star-studded cast -you enjoy romantic comedies
Don't see it if -you value a compelling plot with complex characters -you only get to see one show while you are in town
See it if You love classic musical theatre. All of the leads were exquisite.
Don't see it if you're looking for something with more substance. The story is very predictable and not the most riveting.
See it if You want a classical theater experience and are a fan of the actors in the show - they really have some great performances!
Don't see it if You want an original, clever show with an unpredictable ending that moves at a fast pace. I found it to be to slow and predictable.
See it if You like 30s romantic musicals. The stars are phenomenal - they are the best part. The set is gorgeous and fun.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. It feels dated and mundane. Not exciting or thrilling story telling. Weak plot.