Inside the THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein

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A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They’re Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as “Sonia Walsk” and Robert Klein as “Vernon Gersch“.

Featuring a book by three-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon and a score by Academy Award winners Marvin Hamlisch and Academy Award winner Carole Bayer Sager, They’re Playing Our Song was one of the biggest hit musicals, playing for over 1000 performances on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre before touring the country and the rest of the world. The concert will take place 40 years to the day of the original Broadway opening.

The concert was directed by veteran award-winning director/choreographer Chet Walker and featured a full orchestra under the musical direction of Larry Blank. It was a benefit for The Actors Fund.

BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

Neil Simon wrote They’re Playing Our Song based on the real-life relationship between his collaborators Hamlisch and Sager. Vernon Gersh is a successful wisecracking composer who teams up with quirky Lyricist Sonia Walsk. This mismatched pair go through a variety of hurdles, personal and professional, before falling in love.

They’re Playing Our Song was originally produced on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

“They’re Playing Our Song” 40th Anniversary Concert Benefit for The Actors Fund at the Music Box Theatre on February 11, 2019 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
“They’re Playing Our Song” 40th Anniversary Concert Benefit for The Actors Fund at the Music Box Theatre on February 11, 2019 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Larry Blank and Orchestra

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Ivy Austin, Housso Semon, Debbie Gravitte, Hugh Panaro, Andrew Fitch and Hal Shane

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Ivy Austin, Housso Semon, Debbie Gravitte, Hugh Panaro, Andrew Fitch and Hal Shane

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Hugh Panaro, Ivy Austin, Andrew Fitch, Housso Semon, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Hal Shane and Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Ivy Austin, Hugh Panaro, Housso Semon, Andrew Fitch, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Housso Semon, Andrew Fitch, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Inside the THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG 40th Anniversary Concert, Starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
Ivy Austin, Hugh Panaro, Housso Semon, Andrew Fitch, Hal Shane and Debbie Gravitte

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