Photo Coverage: Block and Alexander in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG - First Production Shots!
Jason Alexander, Artistic Director of Reprise Theatre Company and Stephanie J. Block, Broadway star of "9 to 5: The Musical," "Wicked," "The Pirate Queen," and "The Boy From Oz," will star in "They're Playing Our Song," the opening production of Reprise Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season, playing September 28 to October 10 (press opening September 29) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
The musical - with book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager - will feature a new song written for this production by Hamlisch and Sager. Two other Hamlisch-Sager songs will be added - "One Hello," which was the theme of the film of Neil Simon's "I Ought to be in Pictures" and is new to "They're Playing Our Song," and "If You Remember Me," from the film "The Champ," which was used in the national tour of "Song." All of these songs will be orchestrated by Larry Blank, the original music director of the show.
"They're Playing Our Song" is directed by Lonny Price, who was a Tony nominee for his direction of "A Class Act" and won an Emmy Award for his direction of the PBS televised New York Philharmonic staging of "Sweeney Todd" starring Patti LuPone and George Hearn. He directed the Audra McDonald "110 in the Shade" on Broadway, and staged "Camelot" and "Candide" for the New York Philharmonic. "Candide" starred Ms. LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth, and was also broadcast on PBS. The production will be choreographed by Joshua Rhodes, with musical direction by Bruce Kiesling.
Single tickets are available for "They're Playing Our Song" at www.reprise.org or through the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310/825-2101.
Photo Credit: Ed Krieger