Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein to Reunite for They're Playing Our Song Benefit Concert
The 40th-anniversary performance of the Neil Simon-Marvin Hamlisch-Carole Bayer Sager musical will benefit the Actors Fund.
The Actors Fund has announced a 40th-anniversary reunion benefit concert of the hit 1979 Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song, to be held on Monday, February 11, at the Music Box Theatre.
Original stars Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein will reunite for this performance of the musical, which 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 will direct the concert, which will feature a full orchestra under the musical direction of Larry Blank.
They're Playing Our Song 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 will take place 40 years to the day of the original Broadway opening.
This performance will benefit 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.