Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

The Actors Fund presented Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and Seth Rudetsky in a one-night-only concert performance of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (899 Tenth Ave.)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG features a book by three-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon, music by Oscar and Tony Award winner Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Oscar and Grammy Award winner Carol Bayer Sager.

When Vernon Gersch (Seth Rudetsky), an established and wisecracking composer, takes on the kooky and offbeat lyricist Sonia Walsk (Sutton Foster) as his new collaborator, their initial match is a professional success but a personal disaster. Together, the two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain.

The two main characters are Sonia Walsk and Vernon Gersch, and each character has a three-member Greek chorus posing as their inner voices. Sonia Walsk's inner voices were played by Amber Efé, Kaitlyn Davidson, and Alex EllisVernon Gersch's inner voices were played by Tyler Maynard, Matt Loehr, and Jesse Nager.

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG was directed and choreographed by Denis Jones with musical direction by Steve Freeman. THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG originally opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in February 1979, where it played for more than two years and earned four Tony Award nominations.

All proceeds benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Steven Freeman & The Orchestra

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Alex Ellis, Amber Efe & Kaitlyn Davidson

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Jesse Nager, Tyler Maynard & Matt Loehr

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Kaitlyn Davidson, Jesse Nager & Alex Ellis

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky, Sutton Foster & Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky, Sutton Foster & Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Matt Loehr, Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster & Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster & Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Kaitlyn Davidson, Jesse Nager, Amber Efe, Seth Rudetsky, Sutton Foster, Tyler Maynard, Alex Ellis

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Seth Rudetsky & Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.