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They're Playing Our Song (Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

They're Playing Our Song (Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch)

Marvin Hamlisch, Carol Bayer Sager, Neil Simon

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573681059

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

A funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there's a happy ending.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day, 1970s

Settings Of Play - New York City, Long Island, Los Angeles

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Business, Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

NOMINEE - 1979 Tony Award, Best Musical
NOMINEE - 1979 Tony Award, Best Book
NOMINEE - 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical
NOMINEE - 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book
NOMINEE - 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
America's premier funny man and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line collaborated on this hit musical, a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there's a happy ending.


REVIEWS

"Neil Simon was at the top of his playwright-crafting game when he wrote the book for They’re Playing Our Song" - Laude News, Read More

"It is fun and it is funny, full of blithe good humor, hilarious jokes and witty, pointed characterizations...The concept of the musical is absolutely beguiling...Simon has gotten himself another odd couple even odder than his first and is at his most sprightly and acidly comic." - New York Post

"Engaging light entertainment." - New York Daily News


They're Playing Our Song received its world premiere at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The play was subsequently first presented on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on February 2, 1979. It was directed by Robert Moore and choreographed by Patricia Birch.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Two principal roles, plus small chorus

CHORUS SIZE

Small

VERNON GERSCH - an established composer
SONIA WALSK - a young lyricist
VOICES OF VERNON GERSCH - 3 men
VOICES OF SONIA WALSK - 3 women
VOICE OF PHIL THE ENGINEER
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score
2 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed I (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed II (Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Trumpets I & II
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Bells, Claves, Cabasa, Congas, Triangle, etc.)
Drums
Violins (3 books)
Viola
Cello
Harp
Guitars I &a II (2 books)
Fender Bass
Keyboard II (Fender Rhodes)
Song Samples

Fallin'

Workin' It Out

If He Really Knew Me

They're Playing My Song (His)

They're Playing My Song (Hers)

Right

Just for Tonight

Entr'acte

When You're In My Arms

If He Really Knew Me (Reprise)

I Still Believe In Love

Fill In the Words

They're Playing Our Song (Finale)

Author(s)
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch

As composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards. For Broadway he wrote the music for his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. (He also wrote the musical scores for: Jean Seberg (1983 ... view full profile

Neil Simon

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition toLost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last ... view full profile

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Reviews
Julanne Shearer 10/13/2015 6:43 PM
A delightful romantic comedy.

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