Tony Winner Michael McGrath to Join Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me
The upcoming Broadway revival of She Loves Me has added another Tony winner to its starry cast list. Michael McGrath, who won his honor for Nice Work If You Can Get It and who was recently seen in On the Twentieth Century, will take on the role of perfume shop salesman Ladisov Sipos alongside fellow Tony winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Jane Krakowski (Nine), and René Auberjonois (Coco) at Studio 54.
Benanti leads the cast as Amalia, a perfume shop clerk engaged in a battle of wits with her coworker, Georg, played by Disgraced and How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Little do they know that they're also romantic pen pals who happen to be falling for each other.
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, which also served as the inspiration for the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail.
The company includes Krakowski as Ilona, Auberjonois as Maraczek, current The Book of Mormon star Gavin Creel as Kodaly, Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Arpad, and Peter Bartlett (Something Rotten!) as Head Waiter. The ensemble is made up of 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.
The creative team includes David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Don Holder (lights), Jon Weston (sound), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), and David Krane (dance arrangements and incidental music). Tony winner Warren Carlyle serves as choreographer, with Paul Gemignani as musical director.
Directed by Scott Ellis, the Roundabout Theatre Company production begins performances February 5, 2016 at Studio 54, with opening night set for March 3. The limited engagement is scheduled to conclude May 22.
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