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[Watch] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘She Loves Me’ cast sings charming medley

She Loves Me” reaped eight Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical Revival. It is the second remounting of this charming musical from 1963. Joe Masteroff adapted the play “Parfumerie” by Hungarian playwright Miklós László about a pair of Budapest shop employees who spar, blissfully unaware that they are pen pals who met through a personal ad. And Jerry Bock and […]
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Stage Door: She Loves Me (and Tony Preview)

Overheard whilst exiting Broadway's She Loves Me this weekend:

[surprised] That was just like 'You've Got Mail'!

Bingo, tourist ladies, bingo. She Loves Me, the 1963 musical, currently in the middle of its second Broadway revival, is adapted from the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László. It's inspired so many riffs so often you'd think it was a Shakespeare comedy. The play has already resulted in three well-known movies in the form of the touching Jimmy Stewart clasic (The Shop Around the Corner, 1940), an undervalued Judy Garland romance (In the Good Old Summertime, 1949), and the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks rom-com You've Got Mail (1998). The shop changes as does the mode by which the anonymous lovers correspond without realizing they know and hate each other in real life. Expect an internet catfishing riff on the story in 3...2...1... Anyway, in 1963 the play was adapted into She Loves Me for the musical stage.
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Danai Gurira, ‘She Loves Me’ Among 2016 Drama Desk Nominees

Announced by Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison at Feinstein’s/54 Below this morning, the 61st annual Drama Desk Award nominations honored the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway, with both competing in the same categories. A total of 64 shows in the 2015–16 season earned nominations, a testament to the strength and creativity of this New York theater season. Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “She Loves Me” led the way with nine nominations, including nods for outstanding musical revival and actors Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski, and Nicholas Barasch. The musical’s veteran lyricist Sheldon Harnick will receive a special Drama Desk in recognition also of this season’s productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Rothschild and Sons.” New Broadway musicals “American Psycho” and “Bright Star” also fared well, nabbing eight and seven nominations, respectively. “The Color Purple,” “First Daughter Suite,” “John,” and “Shuffle Along” each earned six. Matthew Morrison,
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Drama League Awards Announce 2016 Nominees

The stars of Broadway’s “Aladdin” announced nominations for the Drama League Awards on April 20 at Sardi’s Restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Recognizing some of the best talents of Broadway and Off-Broadway in the 2015–16 New York theater season, the awards span five categories, including the Distinguished Performance Awards. The Drama League had previously announced this year’s Special Recognition Awards recipients: Deaf West Theatre and its artistic director David J. Kurs, represented on Broadway this season with the revival of “Spring Awakening”; award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who currently has two Broadway revivals, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “She Loves Me,” running; and Ivo van Hove, director of Broadway’s “A View From the Bridge” and “The Crucible.” The announcement from Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, and James Monroe Iglehart launches a month of celebration leading up to the 82nd annual awards ceremony, to be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square
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‘She Loves Me’ Broadway Review: Zachary Levi, Laura Benanti Channel Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan in Song

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She Loves Me” is best known for the song “Vanilla Ice Cream,” in which the leading lady expresses her love for a man while eating a carton of ice cream. Barbara Cook, the show’s original Amalia Balash, turned it into her signature song when she reinvented herself as a concert and cabaret singer in the 1970s. This 1963 musical by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick is also notable for a very different, much less lighthearted reason. What other Broadway musical comedy features a serious suicide attempt before the end of the first act? Scott Ellis’ fine new revival of.
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Jerry Bock obituary

Composer of a string of Broadway musicals, he was best known for Fiddler On the Roof

Days after speaking at a memorial service for his Fiddler On the Roof collaborator Joseph Stein, the composer Jerry Bock has died, aged 81. With Stein and the lyricist Sheldon Harnick, Bock wrote some of the most loved and admired Broadway songs of the last century. Fiddler On the Roof, set in Tsarist Russia and starring Zero Mostel as Tevye the milkman, opened on Broadway in 1964 and broke all box-office records, running for more than 3,200 performances.

The show made Bock world-famous for his lilting, instantly familiar Jewish melodies and catchy rhythms. There was consummate artistry in the way he could set to music even so banal an exchange as "Do you love me?" "Do I what?" "Do you love me?" "Do I love you...?" with its tender, affirmative swerve in the last phrase.

Between 1956 and
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'Fiddler On the Roof' Composer Jerry Bock Dies

'Fiddler On the Roof' Composer Jerry Bock Dies
New York – Jerry Bock, who composed the music to some of the most memorable shows in Broadway history, including the melodies for "Fiorello!" and "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 81.Richard M. Ticktin, Bock's attorney and family friend, said the composer died Wednesday morning at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., of heart failure.Together with lyricist Sheldon Harnick, Bock wrote the powerful score to "Fiddler on the Roof," one of the most successful productions in the history of the American musical theater, having an initial run of eight years. It earned the two men Tony Awards in 1965."He was wonderful to work with," said Harnick, who collaborated with Bock for 13 years. "I think in all of the years that we worked together, I only remember one or two arguments — and those were at the beginning of the collaboration when we were still feeling each other out.

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