She Loves Me
is a a Broadway musical written by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerry Bock. It is based on the same source material as You've Got Mail
and The Shop Around the Corner
. She Loves Me
is set in a small Hungarian parfumerie in the 1930s. It centers around the relationship of shop clerk Georg Novak and his "Dear Friend," the woman with whom he has been anonymously corresponding. Shortly after the curtain rises, Maraczek's Parfumerie gains a new clerk, a young woman named Amalia Balash. When Georg and Amalia meet, it's antagonism at first sight. What neither knows is that they are each other's secret penpal love.
The musical provides examples of