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 It's not a new storyline but essentially, this production sweetly reinterprets the concept of there being a thin line between love and hate
Don't see it if It's more of an operetta format so much of the scenes are "sung through". The recurring soprano vibrato ballads can be tedious & grating.
See it if You want to catch a visually gorgeous production of a gem of an old-fashioned musical with effortless acting across the board.
Don't see it if You want something particularly fresh or with dark shadows or hate familiar material (even when done beautifully).
See it if You like old fashioned musicals with great performers like Benanti and Krakowski, a great set, and can use a vacation from 21st c. vulgarity
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, romance, escapism, wonderful singing in a great vehicle. I know it's closed....just had to give it its due.
See it if You are a fan of romantic story telling, fantastic performances & a gorgeous set! This revival is very well done!
Don't see it if You can't handle 2 1/2 hours of sugary fluff musical theatre!
See it if Such a charming show with a truly wonderful score. This is a nice enough production though the Georg is a bit of a dufus. On the whole +++.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy old fashioned, twisted love stories. But who wouldn't love this score?
See it if You love Jane Krakowski, love musicals no matter how dull and plodding at times, don't mind songs that mostly sound the same as each other.
Don't see it if You expect a riviting, fast paced musical with a score to remember.
See it if you enjoy song driven, old fashioned musicals with great charactery performances. Love the jewel box set. Enjoy sweet romance.
Don't see it if Like your musicals with big splashy dance numbers and big chorus numbers. You Like contemporary musicals - this has some operatic overtones
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 the source for 'The Shop Around the Corner' & 'You've Got Mail', delightful characters, & a romance.
Don't see it if you want a heavy plot, dislike high soprano songs, or want a new story.
See it if You have until July 10th to see the Revival that pushes the Romantic Comedy genre to its Charming BEST!! Perfect cast from Top to Bottom!!
Don't see it if If U find Charm off-putting and the talents of Benanti-Krakowski-Levi-Creel to be overblown then U really don't deserve Musical Theater??
See it if you want to smile from first note to final bow, with one exception. Beautifully staged & designed. Every cast member gets to shine.
Don't see it if you can't get over how the crassly staged Romantic Atmosphere kills the romantic atmosphere or prize only cutting edge work.
See it if You like FUN. It's fluffy in the best way. Cast rocks it across the board. Great example of a classic broadway romance. Levi is way too cute
Don't see it if You're looking for modern. It's not, but it's not trying to be either. You want massive depth. You insist on knowing a lot of songs before.
See it if You want to see a wonderful cast. There really is not a weak link among them. The show is a little dated, but overall a nice production.
Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals.
See it if Charming show with wonderful singing by Laura Benanti. Zach Levi a revelation. You go out smiling and wanting vanilla ice cream.
Don't see it if you don't like saccharine laced old fashioned Broadway revivals
See it if you want to have your pants charmed off by Zachary Levi et al, you loved "You've Got Mail" or "The Shop Around the Corner"
Don't see it if you're averse to sentiment.
See it if You wonder why the set designer won a Tony. Stunning. The acting is deliberately over-the-top, to amusing effect.
Don't see it if Quirky, hate-becomes-love romance stories make you gag. Or if you really need or want a surprise ending.
See it if you enjoy old-fashioned love stories with great singing and lovely staging. Also, Jane K was hilarious!
Don't see it if you prefer stories with a more modern feel.