Theatre Preview: SHE LOVES ME (Fathom Events)

by Frank Arthur on November 27, 2016

in Extras,Film

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EVERYONE LOVES SHE LOVES ME

Fathom Events is partnering with theater streaming service BroadwayHD to offer the Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time. In addition to the performance, this one-night cinema event will include exclusive interviews with the cast (Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski) and creative team.

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She Loves Me was the first Broadway musical to stream live during a performance at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54, as part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary Season. In the musical Benanti and Levi star as Amalia and Georg, employees at Maraczek’s 1930’s Hungarian parfumerie, who take an immediate dislike to each other.

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After work, they find solace in writing to their respective lonely-hearts-club pen pals. Of course, neither suspects that the person they love on paper is the same person they detest on the job. If the story sounds familiar already, you may know it from the film adaptations of the play: The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), and You’ve Got Mail (1998).

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I’ll be the first to admit that it may be impossible to create a bad production of this 1963 jewel-box of a musical. Based on the 1937 play Parfumerie by Miklós László, this perfect show is so resplendent, so charming, and so well-constructed that a 2011 gathering of literati for New York Magazine deemed it one of the best musicals ever written. This must-see, beguiling, gem of a chamber musical will leave you giddy with love, almost as if you gorged on sweet confections but magically had neither stomach ills nor toothache (it has been referred to as the “Ice Cream Musical” after a musical number made famous by original star Barbara Cook).

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The partnership of Fathom Events and BroadwayHD is expected to bring a diverse lineup of productions to cinemas each year–domestic (Broadway/Off-Broadway) and international (London’s West End)–giving moviegoers an up-close and personal front-row experience.

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photos by Joan Marcus

She Loves Me
presented by Fathom Events
Roundabout Theatre
BroadwayHD in association with
Ellen M. Krass Productions, Inc. and Thirteen Productions LLC
screens at U.S. movie theaters Thursday December 1, 2016, at 7pm (local time)
for theater locations and prices, visit Fathom Events

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Paul DeLucca December 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

They must have another showing of Miss Saigon and She Loves Me. One of the best times EVER!

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