Laura Benanti & Josh Radnor to Star in B’way Revival of She Loves Me

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Related Shows Tony winner Laura Benanti and current Disgraced star Josh Radnor are set to become good old-fashioned pen pals—the pair will headline She Loves Me on Broadway. Directed by Scott Ellis, the revival features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production will be part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season and play a limited engagement in spring 2016. Theater, dates, along with further casting and creative team, will be announced later.Benanti took home a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; she was also nominated for Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break Down. She will next appear on stage in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. Her screen credits include Nashville, The Sound of Music LIVE!, The Playboy Club, Go On, Starved, Law and Order: SVU, Royal Pains, Eli Stone, The Big C and Elementary.Radnor is best known for his work on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother; he has written, directed and starred in two films, happythankyoumoreplease and Liberal Arts. Other screen acting credits include Afternoon Delight, ER, Six Feet Under, Law & Order and The Court. He made his Broadway debut in The Graduate.She Loves Me follows Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose story was also the basis for the 1940 James Stewart film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail. Ellis directed Roundabout’s She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history. The show was first seen on the Great White Way in 1963 in a production helmed by Harold Prince. Laura Benanti Star Files View Comments She Loves Melast_img read more