'She Loves Me' becomes first Broadway show to stream live online

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For the first time ever, a Broadway show will be live streamed online.

She Loves Me, the hit musical-comedy revival starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, will be broadcast live on Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, She Loves Me follows quarreling 1930s perfume-counter clerks who are unaware that they are each other's anonymous romantic pen pals. Nominated for eight Tony Awards — and taking home the award for David Rockwell's scenic design — the Roundabout Theatre Company's limited engagement runs through July 10 at Studio 54.

The livestream is presented by online theater streaming service BroadwayHD, and will be produced in association with Ellen M. Krass, who recently saw the show and made it her mission to film it. Though Roundabout's Todd Haimes never imagined the project would actualy materialize due to funding, "The fact that, 20 years from now, people can view this magnificent piece of work in HD quality is so profoundly important to me."

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WORST: Saoirse Ronan looked a bit washed out -- and nearly naked -- in a form-fitting nude dress that matched her skintone.

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BEST: Model Jourdan Dunn stunned in a gorgeous blush Zac Posen high-low creation with a bustier top and elegant train. Soft waves, a double-wrapped diamond necklace and sandals completed her glamorous look. (Similar here.)

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WORST: Cate Blanchett rocked a frumpy and strange-looking black and white gown with leather sleeves, a leather bustier and mismatched fabric patchworked throughout. Smokey eye makeup and drop earrings completed her edgy, risky look.

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

BEST: "Glee" actress Jenna Ushkowitz donned a modern black-and-white gown with geometric panels featuring black, white and floral textiles. A teased updo, pink lips and box clutch completed her fashionable look. (Similar here.)

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Rose Byrne missed the mark in a cold-shoulder frock with black panels and shimmery red sequined accents.

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BEST: Nominee Jane Krakowski stunned in a gorgeous, plunging red beaded gown and a sleek straight bob. Gorgeous makeup and a berry lips completed her fabulous ensemble. (Similar here and here.)

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WORST: Actress Cynthia Erivo donned a dizzying, ruffled dress with shoulder pads, cutouts and a tiered skirt.

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BEST: Actress Sophie Okonedo hit a high note in an ornate pink and orange floral gown with a unique, curved off-the-shoulder neckline. (Similar here.)

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Sara Bareilles went with a simple nude gown with a shimmery bodice that erred on the cheap side. Beachy waves didn't do her any justice, either.

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BEST: That's the ticket! Actress Lupita Nyong'o wowed in an off-the-shoudler floral gown that fit her perfectly. Pink lips completed her fresh, summery ensemble. (Similar here and here.)

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: We're totally confused by the red lining on actress Saycon Sengbloh's green ruched one-shoulder gown.

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BEST: Joan Smalls totally nailed it in a black, red and silver beaded Altuzarra creation with a gorgeous plunging neckline and hankerchief-esque print ... Absolutely gorgeous!

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WORST: Keri Russell donned a red plunging gown with blouson sleeves, metallic embroidery -- but it's the bizarre cutout at her underarm that turned heads.

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

BEST: "She Loves Me" actress and Tony nominee Laura Benanti was breathtaking in a long-sleeved purple lace Oscar de la Renta gown that complemented her brown tresses perfectly. (Similar here.)

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WORST: Three-time Emmy-winning actress Laurie Metcalf donned an ill-fitting teal skirt with a lackluster white caped top.

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BEST: Actress Nicolette Robinson looked totally sophisticated in a flattering ballgown with a white halter bodice and gorgeous circle skirt. Pink lips and a high ponytail completed her look.

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Jessica Lange failed to impress in a royal blue short-sleeved gown with gathered sateen fabric layered over a pleated chiffon.

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BEST: Leona Lewis rocked a classic, curve-hugging black velvet spaghetti strap gown with a diamond choker. Red lips and sleek locks completed her simple yet sexy look. (Similar here.)

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Emily Estefan opted for a head-scratching ensemble that consisted of shiny leggings, patent leather shoes and a futuristic blazer with exposed boning.

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BEST: Model Karolina Kurkova looked statuesque in a sexy black gown with a thigh-high slit and edgy gold bomber jacket. Slicked-back hair and strappy sandals completed her killer look.

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Diane Lane rocked a frumpy zebra-print wide-legged jumpsuit and open-toe heels.

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BEST: We love Bee Shaffer's floral gown with edgy black ribbon details and a cinched-in waist. A clean updo, pretty makeup and a box clutch completed her fabulous look.

 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Designer Cristina Ottaviano's pale blue high-low dress with edgy, black lace-up straps just didn't do it for us. A black choker and pumps added to the cheap-looking ensemble.

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BEST: Actress Krysta Rodriguez looked absolutely stunning in a simple black-and-white column dress and dark lips.

 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

WORST: Renee Elise Goldsberry looked outdated in a shiny striped gown with a beaded embellishments at the bodice and a train that totally fell flat.

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BEST: Actress Busy Philipps was a breath of fresh air in a pretty pink rose petal-printed strapless dress. Blue earrings and a whimsical clutch completed her pretty look.

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To watch the show, viewers can reserve a live stream pass online for $9.99, or watch for free as part of an annual subscription to BroadwayHD's on-demand library, available on its Roku and Apple TV apps. After the live stream date, the broadcast will be added to the on-demand library, which currently boasts more than 150 titles.

In a moment of high Broadway ticket prices — which are already tough to buy, thanks to automated "ticket bots" — BroadwayHD's breakthrough livestream "allows people who can't afford to buy a full-price ticket to experience Broadway," co-founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley tell The Hollywood Reporter. "BroadwayHD is about providing access to those tickets, because not everyone is in New York. We want to expand the reach of the show outside the physical Broadway theatre."

Previously, the platform live streamed a behind-the-scenes show during Sunday's Tony Awards, as well as off-Broadway productions of the New Group's Buried Child and Signature Theatre's Old Hats. It aims to live stream more Broadway shows in the future, including a production's opening night.

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