Michael McGrath joins cast of Roundabout's She Loves Me
Tony Award winner Michael McGrath joins the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming revival of classic musical She Loves Me which opens at Studio 54 on 3 March 2016, following previews from 5 February, for a limited engagement to 22 May 2016.
McGrath, who takes on the role of Sipos, won a Tony Award in 2012 for his performance in 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' and he was last seen on Broadway in the Roundabout's revival of 'On the Twentieth Century.' Other Broadway credits include 'Born Yesterday,' 'Memphis,' 'Is He Dead?' 'Spamalot,' 'Wonderful Town,' 'Little Me,' 'Swinging on a Star,' and 'My Favorite Year.'
He joins previously announced Tony winner Jane Krakowski (Ilona), Olivier winner Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Tony winner Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (George), Tony winner René Auberjonois (Maraczek), Nicholas Barasch (Arpad), Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter), along with 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.
She Loves Me, directed by Scott Ellis, features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The score features classics such as "Vanilla Ice Cream," "A Romantic Atmosphere," "Dear Friend" and "She Loves Me."
Synopsis: "She Loves Me is a heart-warming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It 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?"
Performed to celebrate the Roundabout's 50th anniversary, the company also revived the last Broadway outing in 1993.
Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, the story was the basis of the 1949 James Stewart film "The Shop Around the Corner" and the 1998 Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film "You've Got Mail." The original 1963 Broadway production starred Barbara Cook, Daniel Massey and Jack Cassidy and ran 301 performances.
This production of She Loves Me features choreography by Warren Carlyle, musical direction by Paul Gemignani, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Don Holder, sound design by Jon Weston, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and dance arrangements by David Krane.