A funny, romantic display about an establimelted composer and also hisconnection with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlikeCafunction Bayer Sager. Professionally, their partnership worksbeauticompletely, but personally they hit a couple of bumps: romance blossoms,conflict rears its head, and comic sparks fly.

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AccoladesNominee: 1979 Tony Award, Best MusicalNominee: 1979 Tony Award, Best BookNominee: 1979 Drama Workdesk Award, Outstanding MusicalNominee: 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding BookNominee: 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
America’s premier funny guy and also the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line collaborated on this hit musical; a funny, romantic display about an established composer and also his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unfavor Cafunction Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship functions beauticompletely, however personally,romance blossoms, conflict rears its head, and comic sparks fly.
They"re Playing Our Song received its world premiere at the Center Theatre Group"s Ahmankid Theatre in Los Angeles. The play was ultimately first presented on Broadmethod by Emanuel Azenberg at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on February 2, 1979. It was directed by Robert Moore and also choreographed by Patricia Birch.
Cast AttributesNon-Traditional castingRoom for ExtrasStrong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Perdeveloping GroupsCollege Theatre / StudentCommunity TheatreDinner Theatre Professional TheatreLarge StageBlackbox / 2nd Stage /Fringe Groups
VERNON GERSCH - an establimelted composerSONIA WALSK - a young lyricistVOICES OF VERNON GERSCH - 3 menVOICES OF SONIA WALSK - 3 womenVOICE OF PHIL THE ENGINEER
Time PeriodPresent out Day, 1970sSetting New York City, Long Island also, Los AngelesFeaturesContemporary Costumes / Street ClothesDuration105 MinutesCautionsMild Adult Themes
“Absolutely beguiling... complete of blithe great humor, hilarious jokes and witty, pointed characterizations.” – New York Post
“Engaging light entertainment.” – New York Daily News

“Neil Simon was at the optimal of his playwright-crafting game once he composed the book for They’re Playing Our Song.” – Laude News, Read More

“It is fun and also it is funny, complete of blithe excellent humor, hilarious jokes and witty, pointed characterizations... The principle of the musical is absolutely beguiling... Simon has actually acquired himself another odd couple also odder than his first and is at his a lot of sprightly and also acidly comic.” – New York Post

charmingly melodic comedy showcasing the meeting, cooperation and also love affair of the well-matched neurotic composing duo.” – Chicagoland also Musical Theatre

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They"re Still Playing Our Songby Michael WeberJuly 8, 2019


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If He Really Kbrand-new Me

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Just for Tonight

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They're Playing Our Track (Finale)
Piano-Conductor1 Reed 1 (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)1 Reed 2 (Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)1 Reed 3 (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)2 Trumpets 1&21 Trombone 11 Trombone 21 Harp2 Guitars (2 books)1 Fender Bass1 Keyboard 2 (Fender Rhodes)1 Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Bells, Claves, Cabasa, Congas, Triangle, and so on.)1 Drums3 Violins (3 books)1 Viola1 Cello
Musical StyleClassic BroadwayVocal DemandsModerateOrchestraSizeLargeChorus SizeSmall

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Neil Simon

Amerihave the right to playwideal and screenwriter Neil Simon (1927-218) is extensively related to as among the most successful, prolific and also perdeveloped playwcivil liberties in theatre background. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and also musicals encompass Come B ...


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Marvin Hamlisch

June 2, 1944—August 6, 2012

As composer, Marvin Hamlisch won practically every major award that exists: 3 Oscars, four Grammys, 4 Emmys, a Tony, three Golden Globe awards, and the Pulitzer Prize (won by A Chorus Line). Only Hamlisch and also Richard Rodgers have won a “PEGOT” ...

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Carole Bayer Sager

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