Laura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick, Joe Masteroff Sign She Loves Me CDs
The 2016 Tony Award-nominated revival is immortalized on disc.
Tony winner Laura Benanti and cast members from the recent revival of She Loves Me signed copies of the show's 2016 cast album at Barnes & Noble on August 3. Benanti was joined by the show's scribes, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff, who also took the stage and signed CDs.
The Roundabout Theatre Company revival, directed by Scott Ellis, played its final performance at Studio 54 on July 10. Benanti headed the company 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 Harnick and Jerry Bock and a book by 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.