December 25, 1993. Care to guess what happened on that date? Well for starters it was Christmas Day. However that is not why that day is so significant. At least not to me anyway. You see on that day I saw a performance of She Loves Me on Broadway. Now considering a large portion of the show takes place during Christmas, I figured it would be the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Thankfully I was right. Set in Budapest in the 1930's, She Loves Me takes place at Maraczek's Parffumerie, and follows the lives of it's employees as they navigate their way thru life's many trials and tribulations.
Now in case you didn't know, You've Got Mail, which is one of my favorite movies by the way, is based on She Loves Me, which in turn is based on the 1940 film The Shop Around The Corner. This new production, which is being directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis (You Can't Take It With You, and the 1993 revival of She Loves Me) is set to begin previews on Broadway at Studio 54 on February 19, with opening night scheduled for March 17. That's one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day I guess. As of now the show is scheduled to play thru July 10. However if we reviews are good, and I highly expect that they will, the show will probably extend. Fingers crossed.
So now that you know where and when it's playing, I'm guessing you might want to know who's starring in it right? I thought you might. So let's get too it. Leading the cast as the two unlucky in love hopefuls are Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, NBC's The Sound of Music) and television star and Theatre World winner Zachary Levi (Chuck, First Date: The Musical). Rounding out the cast of the shop's employees are Tony winners Jane Krakowski, Michael McGrath, and Tony nominee Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, and Peter Bartlett. Sounds like a great cast don't you think? Tickets for She Loves Me are now on sale. Not only that but if you call right now you can get tickets to the show at prices that can't be beat. Get your tickets to see She Loves Me on Broadway at Studio 54. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.
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