See Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for They're Playing Our Song Benefit
The 40th anniversary reunion concert event supported the Actors Fund.
The Actors Fund presented a 40th anniversary reunion benefit concert of the hit 1979 Broadway production They're Playing Our Song on February 11 at the Music Box Theatre. Take a look at photos from the event, which featured original stars Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein.
They're Playing Our Song features a book by the late three-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon and a score by Academy Award winners Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager. Chet Walker directed the concert, which featured a full orchestra under the musical direction of Larry Blank.
The musical is based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It played for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre before touring the country and the rest of the world. The concert took place 40 years to the day of the original Broadway opening.
This performance benefited the Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps everyone — performers and those behind the scenes — who works in the performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance, the Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services.