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Review: She Loves Me/Writers' Theatre | Newcity Stage
"She Loves Me" is one of those legendary musicals that you always hear about but rarely get to hear. A casualty of an early closing back in 1963 when it first opened on Broadway, it has the distinction of being the first musical ever directed by Hal Prince, contains a sumptuous score by a pre-"Fiddler on the Roof" Jerry Bock, a pre-"Cabaret" book by Joe Masteroff and featured some of Broadway's greatest stars of the day, including Barbara Cook and Jack Cassidy, who won a Tony for his involvement. As a follow-up to Writers' Theatre's hugely successful "Oh, Coward!" last year, but without key personnel that made that show work so well—namely, director Jim Corti and music director Doug Peck—Writers' Theatre takes on its first foray into the classic American musical with "She Loves Me," a work that, because of its intimacy and lack of big production numbers, would seem ideal for the company's intimate approach. To say that this production of "She Loves Me"—a charming work when done