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 love songs with beautiful music and brilliant lyrics, performed by a cast that's as good as the original (and that's high praise).
Don't see it if There is no conceivable reason not to see this show.
See it if For the easy entertainment. A treat for the eyes and ears. The cast is wonderful
Don't see it if You need character development and complex plot.
See it if you love musical theater - this is it at its best. The music, performances, set, costumes - all flawless.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or theater. There are people that don't, you know. And they sit next to me at parties for some reason.
See it if you like old-fashioned musicals done expertly, you want to be charmed and entertained.
Don't see it if it is really extraordinary and indefensible in 2016 to have a cast of this size that is pointlessly all white. For shame.
See it if Enjoy the best of old fashioned musicals. Great score, good book, well cast and produced revival.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy old fashioned musicals (your loss).
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 want the most perfect production of this gem of a show. You will leave wanting to dance in the streets floating on air. Cast perfect.
Don't see it if You hate being in love and being charmed
See it if You like cutesy songs and references to the 30s, with sympathetic characters and a cliched but satisfying ending
Don't see it if You need theater to be thought provoking and absorbing
See it if You enjoy old school Broadway, gorgeous sets, stellar casts, and light, charming romances. A romantic comedy if ever there was one.
Don't see it if You want true depth or emotional resonance, though it still occasionally packs a punch with its fluff! Honestly, don't miss this one.
See it if Laura Benanti was phenomenal. Gorgeous production and delightful cast. Effortlessly enjoyable and adorable musical theater.
Don't see it if you are not a big fan of traditional 'rom-com' narrative or largely conventional musical numbers/lyrics.
See it if You enjoy a more classic tale, with catchy runes and engaging characters.
Don't see it if You prefer edgy, modern musicals.
See it if You want to see one of the most delight musicals ever written and if you want to hear a beautiful score.
Don't see it if you don't like a good musical
See it if This is a masterful revival of a gem of a show. Bock and Harnick's best work; Krakowski, Benanti and all of the cast are top of their games
Don't see it if You don't like delightful musicals with hummable scores; you didn't like The Shop Around the Corner or You've Got Mail (same story).