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Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party

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 Rudestky), 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 Ellis. Vernon 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 After Party

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein (Original Cast Members!)

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Robert Klein

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Dennis Jones

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Roger Rees

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Christopher Sieber

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Christopher Sieber

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster & Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster & Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster & Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster & Lucie Arnaz

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein pose with Fran Liebergall, who was Marvin Hamlisch's music supervisor/keyboardist. She has been living with MS and is being honored in the SIX DEGREES OF MARVIN HAMLISCH event benefitting the Actors Fund on Oct. 4th.

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster, Lucie Arnaz, Seth Rudetsky & Robert Klein

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Ari Graynor

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Ari Graynor and Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Zach Braff, Ari Graynor & Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Zach Braff, Ari Graynor & Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Zach Braff, Ari Graynor & Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Zach Braff, Seth Rudetsky, Sutton Foster, Bobby Cannavale, Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Zach Braff, Seth Rudetsky, Sutton Foster, Bobby Cannavale, Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party
Sutton Foster & Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party



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