Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski to Perform From She Loves Me
Tony winners Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski, along with other members of the recent revival of She Loves Me, will perform at Barnes & Noble (150 E 86th St.) on August 3 at 7pm to celebrate the release of their 2016 cast album. The musical's Tony-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will also be present as a special guest where a CD signing will follow the in-store performance. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating.
The Roundabout Theatre Company revival, directed by Scott Ellis, played its final performance at Studio 54 on July 10. The cast starred Laura Benanti as Amalia Balash, a perfume-shop clerk engaged in a battle of wits with her coworker, Georg (Tony nominee Zachary Levi). Little do they know that they're also romantic pen pals who happen to be falling for each other.
The original company also featured Tony nominee Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Tony winner Michael McGrath (later replaced by Tom McGowan as Sipos), Tony winner Jane Krakowski (Ilona), Nicholas Barasch (Arpad), and Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter). The ensemble included Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, and Jim Walton.
Featuring a score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and a book by Joe Masteroff, She Loves Me is inspired by the play Parfumerie by Miklós László.
Physical copies of the cast album, produced by Kurt Deutsch and coproduced and mixed by Lawrence Manchester, will be available online and in stores on Friday, July 29. The recording is currently available from iTunes and other digital formats.