Inclusive Dates: 1993 - 1994
The musical revival of She Loves Me had a first preview on May 14, 1993, at the Criterion Center at 1530 Broadway. The production ran at the Criterion until August 1, 1993 when it transferred to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from October 7, 1993 to June 19, 1994. The production ultimately transferred to the Savoy Theater in London, from July 1994 to July 1995.
The production was directed by Scott Ellis with musical staging by Rob Marshall. Set design by Tony Walton, costume design by Jane Greenwood and David Charles, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowki, sound design by Tony Meola, hair and wig design by David H. Lawrence. With musical direction by David Loud, orchestrations by Frank Matosich, Jr. and Don Walker, and musical coordination by Seymour Red Press.
Boyd Gaines played Georg Nowack, Sally Mayes played Ilona Ritter, Judy Kuhn played Amalia Balash, Howard McGillin played Steven Kodaly, Louis Zorich played Mr. Maraczek. Diane Fratantoni replaced Judy Kuhn as Amalia when the show transferred to the Brooks Atkinson. All new cast for the London production.
Boyd Gaines won Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance and the production earned a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical Revival. The London transfer won Olivier awards in five categories.
The musical She Loves Me includes a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. Based on the book Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo. Various film versions under different title have been produced, including The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, and You've Got Mail. The plot involves shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who are constantly at odds during work hours but are unknowingly falling in love as mail correspondent pen pals.
The original musical appeared on Broadway in 1963 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, with a West End production in London following in 1964. Roundabout's revival in 1993 transferred to a larger NY venue and then also moved to London's Savoy Theater in 1994 with a year run. The Oregon Skakespeare Festival mounted a revival in 2010, and in 2011 Roundabout staged a one-night concert reading.
Collection consists of two boxes. Collection lacks prompt script and all information about the artistry or design implementation of the production.
Photograph file contains several black and white prints with Boneau Bryan Brown's press details and Martha Swope Associates/Carol Rosegg credit adhesived to back; also includes one color contact sheet that appears to be from opening night depicting icecream vendor and details of lobby of Criterion.
Digital file contains scanned photographs, scanned souvenir book, show art, video, awards nominations, and other digitized production documents.
Access Restrictions: Open and available for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: She Loves Me 1993, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Digital files, Media, Paper documents, Publications
Library of Congress Subject Heading Haimes, ToddNederlander, James L.Savoy Theatre (London, England)Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, N.Y.)Roundabout Theatre CompanyMasteroff, JoeHarnick, SheldonBock, Jerry. She loves meGaines, BoydEllis, ScottMarshall, RobMayes, SallyMcGillin, HowardFreeman, Jonathan, 1950-Kane, BradWilkof, LeeZorich, Louis, 1924-Kuhn, JudyWalton, Tony, 1934-Greenwood, JaneKaczorowski, PeterMeola, Tony, 1969-Loud, David, 1961-Lawrence, David H.Musical theaterLaszlo, Miklos. ParfumerieTheater--New York (State)
Box contains 11 folders, including authors' agreement, agreement with James Nederlander for transfer to Brooks Atkinson Theatre, press and other administrative files. Collection lacks production/costume bibles or basic information about the artistry or management of the production. Box contains two copies of playbill and awards.
Production box 2 contains 3 folders consisting of financials for transfer to Brooks Atkinson Theatre, financials and agreement for transfer to London's Savoy Theatre, press clippings for London production, and multiple copies of Roundabout's souvenir booklet.