Actors Fund Postpones THE GOODBYE GIRL Concert with Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin
Due to a late-breaking change in the availability of its headliners, the recently announced Actors Fund all-star benefit concert of the acclaimed Neil Simon / Marvin Hamlisch / David Zippel musical THE GOODBYE GIRL has been postponed. The concert, which reunites Broadway co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin and was announced for Monday, April 7 at The Gerald R. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, will now be rescheduled for Fall 2014.
"This is a scenario that frequently happens when putting together a benefit," said Actors Fund CEO Joe Benincasa. "Wonderful actors get wonderful jobs, and The Actors Fund is always happy when actors are working."
Director David Zippel added "The particular magic of pairing these two spectacular Broadway stars with this show is worth waiting for, so we look forward to presenting THE GOODBYE GIRL with Norbert and Kate this fall."
Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning film, THE GOODBYE GIRL chronicles the unlikely romance between Paula (Baldwin), a single mother who has been jilted one too many times by one too many actors, and Elliot (Butz), another actor, who shows up at her door -- out of the blue -- with a lease to sublet her apartment.
The original Broadway production of THE GOODBYE GIRL opened on March 4, 1993 at the Marquis Theatre and starred Bernadette Peters and Martin Short (in his Broadway debut). Directed by Michael Kidd with choreography by Graciela Daniele, the show ran for 188 performances and garnered five 1993 Tony nominations including Best Musical.
This Actors Fund benefit concert of THE GOODBYE GIRL is sponsored by Marriott Hotels and United Airlines.