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BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sonia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sonia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

CPCC Announces Cast For THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has announced their cast for the Neil Simon hit 'They're Playing Our Song.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Shines at Stages St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Jun 09, 2014

I've always been curious about THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, but I'd never had the chance to see it before. You have to be intrigued by the fact that prolific playwright Neil Simon wrote the book, and also because Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, who are responsible, together and separately, for some of the biggest hits to come out of the 1970's and early 80's, wrote the score. So, I'm here to report that the current production by Stages St. Louis is a delightful romantic comedy filled with catchy tunes that would make a perfect "date night" for couples. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG to Open STAGES St. Louis' 28th Season, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

STAGES St. Louis will open its 28th season with a musical gem rarely seen in St. Louis, They're Playing Our Song May 30th through June 29th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Romance, laughter, and great music come together in a sweet and sophisticated musical romp that will have you singing along from curtain up to curtain down! (more...)

Seth Rettberg, Berklea Going & More Will Star in STAGES' 2014 Season Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for the 2014 'American Dream' season. The multifaceted lineup includes; They're Playing Our Song, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Fiddler On The Roof. This season's exceptional talent celebrates the realization of the American Dream as explored through unique challenges of seeking fame, amassing monetary success, and cherishing family traditions. STAGES also announces the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of, the classic fairy tale, Disney's Sleeping Beauty. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BAC TO BROADWAY: A BENEFIT CABARET Set for 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

In the can-do spirit of so many popular Broadway musicals, seven professional performers are joining BAC Artistic Director of Theater and Dance Shellee Frazee to stage "BAC to Broadway, A Benefit Cabaret," Sat., Jan 11, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. All tickets $20, and all proceeds will go to funding the BAC professional theater series. (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Present THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/8-24
by Carol Kassie - Oct 02, 2013

Carbonell Award winners Margo Moreland and Oscar Cheda will star in the Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of They're Playing Our Song at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The show will run fromNovember 8th through November 24th. The two will portray Vernon Gersch and Sonia Walsk, the fictional counterparts to Hamlisch and Bayer-Sager whose real-life romance served as the inspiration for the musical. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Runs 3 & 4 May at Theatre Royal, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

The Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song had its Australian premiere at the Theatre Royal in 1980 and will return in a brand-new production for a strictly limited engagement. (more...)

HIT Productions' THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Comes to Athenaeum Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

They're Playing Our Song, a production by Christine Harris and HIT Productions, Australia's Premier Theatre Touring Company will play tonight, 23 March, 8pm at Athenaeum Theatre. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Meets the Press; Show Runs 2/8-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from Friday, February 8 to Today, March 3. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Runs Now thru 3/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 08, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from tonight, February 8 to Sunday, March 3. (more...)

HIT Productions' THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Comes to Athenaeum Theatre, March 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2013

They're Playing Our Song, a production by Christine Harris and HIT Productions, Australia's Premier Theatre Touring Company will play Saturday 23 March, 8pm at Athenaeum Theatre. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Meets the Press; Show Runs 2/8-3/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, March 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Revival
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 31, 2012

- 9 Works Theatrical, which produced last year's professional theater production of Clark Gesner's '60s musical comedy "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," is currently working on a revival production of Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager's late '70s hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song," which pairs up for the first time TV and recording artist Nikki Gil (who plays disorganized, quirky lyricist Sonia Walsk) and veteran stage actor Lorenz Martinez (who plays accomplished composer Vernon Gersch). Tony winner Lea Salonga and Singaporean actor/director Adrian Pang played Walsk and Gersch respectively in a previous local production of "They're Playing Our Song." (more...)

BWW Reviews: Reprise Opens 14th Season with Vibrant SONG
by Don Grigware - Oct 01, 2010

It's the late 70s. Oversized mockup stereo speakers adorn both sides of the Freud stage as part of the set for They're Playing Our Song. At opening curtain Jason Alexander enters, not to start the scene, but to give the downbeat as conductor of the overture. The back part of the set that serves as a window and skyline of New York City converts to a screen and the audience is treated to a retrospective slide show of 70s pop culture. Redford and Newman, Sonny and Cher, Lee Majors and Farrah, Ron Howard and Henry Winkler as Fonzie, Charlie's Angels...the list goes on. A fun and flavorful beginning to a wonderfully nostalgic evening of theatre that marks the first production of Reprise's 14th season. (more...)

BWW TV: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 02, 2010

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. BroadwayWorld - in addition to original 'SONG' stars Lucie Arnaz and Robert Kline, and TRUST stars Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale and Ari Graynor - was on hand and brings you a look at the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
by Walter McBride - Aug 31, 2010

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.) (more...)

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Aug 31, 2010

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.) (more...)

Foster and Rudetsky Team Up for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Benefit, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

Theyre_playing_Sour_Song_20010101 Broadway darling Sutton Foster and Seth Rudetsky are teaming up on a concert version of They're Playing Our Song to benefit The Actor's Fund on August 30 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College in New York City. The concert will be directed and choreographed by Denis Jones and musical directed by Steve Freeman. Additional casting details are forthcoming. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Benefit 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

The full cast has been announced for The Actors Fund benefit, They're Playing Our Song. The one-night event will take place on Monday, August 30th at 7:30pm and will raise money to help support The Actors Fund. (more...)

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