The Goodbye Girl

Based on the screenplay for the 1977 film by Neil Simon

It's hard to go wrong with this warm, light-hearted show that is one of the musical theatre's rare modern romantic comedies.

THE GOODBYE GIRL is based on Neil Simon's well-known film about an unlikely romance between Paula, a bitter, single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up on her doorstep with a lease to sublet her apartment. It features the same unique humor that has made Neil Simon the most popular playwright in Broadway history. Add a score by Marvin Hamlisch (A CHORUS LINE) and David Zippel (CITY OF ANGELS,  Disney's Hercules and Mulan) and you have an instant contemporary classic!

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Single tickets are now on sale for the spring TOPS of the POPS Season showsa?"HAMLISCH: With Love, ARETHA: RESPECT, POPS Rocks Phil Collins, SONDHEIM: A 90th Birthday Celebration, and SINATRA: A Man and His Music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature style of radio-theater to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 16th annual national tour. Alexis Jacknow (LATW recordings of Tribes, Together Tonight and the Audie Award-winning Hound of the Baskervilles) directs Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Bernadette Peters has joined the cast of the upcoming CW series Katy Keene, according to Deadline. The Riverdale spin-off series stars Lucy Hale as the titular character.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 24th Anniversary season with THE GOODBYE GIRL, the musical adaptation of Neil Simon's film. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced that three-time Tony award recipient and Golden Globe winning actress Bernadette Peters will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding artistry and exemplary philanthropic give-back. The 37th Annual Princess Grace Awards Gala will be held on November 25, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company, announced today that Neil Simon (posthumously), TDF Accessibility Program, and Aleshea Harris are the 2019 recipients of the 4th Annual Samuel French Awards. The Awards, which are accompanied by a donation from Concord Theatricals of $15,000, were created by Samuel French to acknowledge the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud significant contributions to the industry.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre concludes its thrilling 210th season with the award-winning Broadway hit, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the high-energy musical begins previews on May 14, opens May 22, and continues through July 14.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 24th season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2019-2020 season includes: BARNUM, THE GOODBYE GIRL, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KISMET.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
A star-studded cast led by Becky Ann Baker (HBO's 'Girls.'), 5-Time Tony nominee Dana Ivey (off-Broadway's original 'Driving Miss Daisy'), 4-Time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason ('The Goodbye Girl') and Tony winner John Rubinstein ('Children of a Lesser God') starred in a benefit reading of 'The Torch-Bearers' for Bucks County Playhouse. Performances were held in New York at the Westside Theatre on Monday, March 11. and then two days later at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday, March 13. The reading was the first of three benefit readings that mark the Playhouse's 80th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
A star-studded cast led by Becky Ann Baker (HBO's "Girls."), 5-Time Tony nominee Dana Ivy (off-Broadway's original "Driving Miss Daisy"), 4-Time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason ("The Goodbye Girl") and Tony winner John Rubinstein ("Children of a Lesser God") will perform in a benefit reading of "The Torch-Bearers" for Bucks County Playhouse. Performances will be held in New York at the Westside Theatre on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then two days later at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm. The reading is the first of three benefit readings that will mark the Playhouse's 80th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The legendary Bernadette Peters revealed an exciting list of concert dates not so long ago that included appearances in London, Edinburgh, and more. Unfortunately the UK tour dates have been cancelled. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2018/2019 Season has been a landmark for what has become a staple of the region's theatrical community. As the season opened this past September with its production of the family-favorite Annie, Way Off Broadway kicked off its 25th year of bringing live entertainment to the stage.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Performances begin on July 17, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage with an opening night set for July 25, for a limited run through September 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bernadette Peters was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Peters talks about her trip to Vancouver and the politeness of Canadian audiences. She also joins hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to learn facts about dogs when they played 'Truth or Tail.' 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Create Your Own (CYO) mini-subscriptions for The Philly POPS 2019a?"2020 TOPS of the POPS season are now on sale. CYO packages can save guests up to 15% by bundling any three or more 2019a?"2020 Verizon Hall concerts, including spring shows (spring show single tickets on sale to the public on September 6) and A Philly POPS Christmas. CYO subscribers enjoy advance notice of special events, flexible ticket exchanges, ticket replacements, pre-paid parking, dining discounts, and more. More details about CYO subscriptions are available at www.phillypops.org/yourway
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 26, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre presents Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands), running through September 1 at the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. The cast of Little Gem includes four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) as Kay, Brenda Meaney(Party Face) as Lorraine, and Lauren O'Leary (The Awkward Years) as Amber.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Throughout her amazing career, multi-talented megastar Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics on stage, film and TV, in concert and on recordings. Best known for her work on stage, the vivacious songstress most recently wowed audiences in the title role in the smash hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Penobscot Theatre Company will close out its 45th Anniversary Season by kicking off summer with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, from June 13 to July 14. The enchanting, hilarious story that has become an international sensation is told through Swedish pop group ABBA's timeless hits and takes place on a magical Greek island paradise.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
'Can't Live Without You' was written by Philip Middleton Williams and is directed by Jerry Jensen. It is making its South Florida debut at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL (300 S. Military Trail) and runs March 30, 31 and April 7 at 2 PM and on March 30, April 5 and 6 at 8 PM. Tickets are available by calling the Willow Theatre Box Office at 561-347-3941 or by visiting the theatre's website at www.willowtheatre.org Tickets are also available at the theatre box office prior to each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
'Can't Live Without You' was written by Philip Middleton Williams and is directed by Jerry Jensen. It is making its South Florida debut at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL (300 S. Military Trail) and runs March 30, 31 and April 7 at 2 PM and on March 30, April 5 and 6 at 8 PM. Tickets are available by calling the Willow Theatre Box Office at 561-347-3941 or by visiting the theatre's website at www.willowtheatre.org Tickets are also available at the theatre box office prior to each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the middle of February for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Marvin Laird, Musical Director, today, January 24, at 8:00pm.
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2019
Today, we're bringing you back to 1981 with this flashback photo from our archives of Gary Sandy, following a performance of Pirates of Penzance!
by David Green - Jan 2, 2019
Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Marvin Laird, Musical Director, on Thursday, January 24, at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Curtain Call Playhouse is proud to present the first South Florida production of The Goodbye Girl, The Musical in more than fifteen years. The delightful romantic musical comedy, based on Neil Simon's award-winning film, will have four performances at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are available at www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800 for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters has just released new concert dates with stops across the US, Canada, and UK. Find the full list below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
A star-studded cast led by Becky Ann Baker (HBO's 'Girls.'), 5-Time Tony nominee Dana Ivey (off-Broadway's original 'Driving Miss Daisy'), 4-Time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason ('The Goodbye Girl') and Tony winner John Rubinstein ('Children of a Lesser God') will star in a benefit reading of 'The Torch-Bearers' for Bucks County Playhouse. Performances will be held in New York at the Westside Theatre on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then two days later at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.  The reading is the first of three benefit readings that will mark the Playhouse's 80th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of one of Broadway's most notable living legends, the lovely Bernadette Peters.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
The Playgroup, LLC will present the second production of its fourth season at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, 'Can't Live Without You', written by Philip Middleton Williams and directed by Jerry Jensen.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
The Philly POPS announced its TOPS of the POPS 2019-20 season today, February 14, 2019.
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for Miami
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back acclaimed actress of stage and screen Bernadette Peters for one night only on January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm. A three-time Tony Award®recipient who most recently starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, Peters will perform a medley of Broadway songs including selections by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Little Gem by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Little Gem began previews on July 17, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage and opened July 25 and will now play through September 8, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 24th Anniversary season with BARNUM, the Tony Award-winning musical by Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Longtime friends Alex Beck and Garrett Bruce team up for their duo cabaret debut at The Green Room 42 in 'The Tasty Cabaret' on Friday, August 23rd at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-$99.
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 5, 2019
Oh my god, I have literally nothing to say about Les Miz. Well, maybe not nothing... not literally! It's not gonna be hard to throw these out, I'll tell you that much. I have so many freaking Les Miz CDs and they all take up so much space at two--even three--discs a pop. The only one I ever really listened to in its entirety more than a couple of times was the Original London cast anyway.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
The smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will play at Penobscot Theatre Company from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won't for the first time to Australian and New Zealand audiences in November. This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets for Now You See Them, Soon You Won't go on sale Tuesday, 7 May. To purchase, please visit ticketek.com.au. The Sydney show will be part of the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre concludes its thrilling 210th season with the award-winning Broadway hit, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the high-energy musical begins previews on May 14, opens May 22, and continues through July 14.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts welcomes acclaimed actress of stage and screen Bernadette Peters for one night only on April 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's production of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will go on sale to the general public, April 22, 2019. The Broadway musical will run from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'MAMMA MIA is the perfect kickoff to summer,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Nothing says sunshine and beaches more than a Greek Island! And a little disco never hurts, either.'