First there was the 1937 Hungarian play ‘Parfumerie’ by Miklós László.
The next step, of course, was to turn the stage play into the 1949 Hollywood film musical “In the Good Old Summertime,” starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson.
If you haven’t seen any of the above — and this all sounds very familiar — it’s because you’ve seen the 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, two people who dislike each other but are falling in love via a relatively new way to communicate — email correspondence.
If you missed the fantastic Broadway revival and Fathom’s screening of “She Loves Me” — set in 1934 Budapest with music by Jerry Bock, book by Joe Masteroff and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick — you can stream it via BroadwayHD. If we theater lovers are really lucky, maybe Fathom Events will favor us with an encore broadcast.