SHE LOVES ME – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording – available online from GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
Ghostlight Records has released the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in digital formats today, Friday, June 10. Physical copies will be online and in stores on Friday, July 8. The hit production – now playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10 – was recently nominated for eight 2016 Tony Awards including “Best Revival of a Musical,” as well as winning four Drama Desk Awards including “Outstanding Revival of a Musical” and the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Revival of a Musical.” In an early album review, Center on the Aisle raved “Benanti leads her cast bravely and boldly in their creation of the definitive recording, a commemoration of this glorious production.” The 28-page full-color booklet in a fold-out wallet package includes production photography, a synopsis and a message from the Roundabout’s Todd Haimes. The 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of SHE LOVES ME is produced by Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. To order the album, please visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me.
A special “Making of the Album” featurette including exclusive interviews with the cast and creative team, as well as footage from the recording studio, is available HERE on YouTube.
The original cast stars Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Tony Award nominee Zachary Levi, Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski. Also starring Peter Bartlett, the cast features Nicholas Barasch and ensemble members Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, Jim Walton.
When the show opened on Broadway it was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “Pure delight! The most romantic of all Broadway musicals.” Variety called it “absolutely flawless. Roundabout’s chanting revival is so charming, you wish it could follow you home.” It was praised for its “effortless buoyancy and sophistication” by The Hollywood Reporter, “astounding cast, nifty story and memorable songs” by the Associated Press and as “a splendid, joy-stuffed production” by Time Out New York.
“This is one of my favorite cast recordings we’ve ever released,” says album producer and label founder Kurt Deutsch. “It was created like a classic album from Broadway’s Golden Age in the 1950s and 60s. No amps, no headphones – just the cast and the orchestra together in the studio making infectious music. I am thrilled that the intimacy and energy come across on the final product.”
Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with music direction by Paul Gemignani, the Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME includes book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics bySheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, based on a play by Miklos Laszlo. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and dance arrangements & incidental music is by David Krane. The design team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes), Don Holder (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound).
SHE LOVES ME is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It follows Georg (Levi) 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?
Major support for SHE LOVES ME is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. The show benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff. The cast album is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Sheldon Harnick and the Jerry Bock Estate.
“SHE LOVES ME” TRACK LIST
2. Good Morning, Good Day
3. Sounds While Selling
4. Days Gone By
5. No More Candy
6. Three Letters
7. Tonight at Eight
8. I Don’t Know His Name
10. Goodbye, Georg
11. Will He Like Me?
13. I Resolve
14. A Romantic Atmosphere
15. Mr. Nowack, Will You Please…
16. Dear Friend
18. Try Me
19. Where’s My Shoe?
20. Vanilla Ice Cream
21. She Loves Me
22. A Trip to the Library
23. Grand Knowing You
24. Twelve Days to Christmas
ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 16 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! Other notable recent releases include the 2016 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and R