Backstage on Broadway: Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi give sneak peek of ‘She Loves Me’

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Jane Krakowski is singing her way back to Broadway!

“Oh my gosh, it’s a reunion for me to come back to my Roundabout family," Krakwoski smiled. "I was thrilled to be part of their 50th anniversary which was a huge impetus in wanting to be part of this show.”

It's been 13 years for the Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee, who's been busy with roles in hit shows like '30 Rock' and 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.'

“We’re still in rehearsals, but we’re having the most fun," she said. "I mean these people are hilarious!”

We got a sneak peek of her new musical comedy, a revival of She Loves Me, at Feinstein's/54 Below. But taking on the show's leading lady, Laura Benanti, seen most recently on TV's 'Nashville' and 'Supergirl.'

“I like that she comes in kind of busting balls but secretly she’s this woman who has been searching for a kindred spirit her whole life,” Benanti explained.

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She plays a store clerk who constantly argues with her co-worker, and only seems to find happiness when writing to an anonymous pen pal.

“I like that she’s a closet romantic," Benanti smiled.

Zachary Levi, best known for his role in the hit show 'Chuck', stars as that co-worker, but also happens to have an anonymous pen pal.

“It’s so great to be surrounded by so many people who are so seasoned, so talented but also very generous,” Levi said.

The real fun begins when these two figure out they've been writing to each other.

“Sometimes you can get real good work from each other but it doesn’t [totally click], but I really feel that with Laura, we have a very similar type of energy,” he explained.

And that search for love? Benanti says she can relate to quite a bit.

“i love my husband, I love being married, he’s the best,” Benanti smiled. “I’m good now, third time’s the charm, let’s nail this down!”

And we just had to know....who these stars would want as their own pen pals.

“I’d want someone really fun, oh Amy Schumer,” Levi laughed. “Schum’s I like to call her as if she knew me, 'What’s up Schums!”

“If I had a pen pal, Beyonce!" Benanti quickly said. "Why did I even have to think for one single second, 'Yonce, I’m writin’ to you girl!"

She Loves Me begins previews on February 19 and officially opens at Studio 54 on March 17.


Produced by: Kim Pestalozzi

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