Photo Coverage: Jane Krakowski, Kelli O'Hara, Gavin Creel & More in Roundabout's SHE LOVES ME Benefit!
Last night, December 5, the Roundabout Theatre Company presented a one night only benefit performance of SHE LOVES ME at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The romantic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). The benefit starred Gavin Creel as "Steven Kodaly", Tony Award® winner Jane Krakowski as "Ilona Ritter", three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara as "Amalia Balas", Josh Radnor as "Georg", Peter Bartlett as "Headwaiter", Tony nominee Michael McGrath as "Ladislav Sipos", Tony nominee Rory O'Malley as "Arpad Laszlo" and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber as "Mr. Maraczek".
BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call and celebratory post-party and brings you photo coverage below!
Director Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, Curtains) directed the evening as a celebration of Roundabout's 20th anniversary of producing on Broadway which began in 1991 at the Criterion Center in Times Square. Roundabout's 1993 Broadway revival of She Loves Me, also directed by Ellis, began life at the Criterion Center and launched Roundabout's Musical Theatre program. It was nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director and Best Choreography (Rob Marshall) and the four major acting awards. It also won the 1994 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical Revival. With She Loves Me, Roundabout began the process of becoming one of the largest and most celebrated producers of musicals on Broadway with highlights including Cabaret, 1776, Nine, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Sunday in the Park with George and the current 2011 Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes.
This classic musical follows Amalia (O'Hara) and Georg (Radnor), two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are actually each other. Bock & Harnick's gorgeous score includes "Tonight at Eight", "Will He Like Me?", "Vanilla Ice Cream" and "She Loves Me".
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Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia