Photos © Krissie Fullerton/The Actors Fund
|Actor’s Fund Benefit Performance
August 30th, 2010
Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College
|Directed by Denis Jones
Choreographed by Denis Jones
Musical Direction by Steve Freeman
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.
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.