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The Goodbye Girl

When:

Mon 26 Oct 2015, 2:00pm–11:00pm
Mon 26 Oct 2015, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Sun 1 Nov 2015, 12:30pm

Where: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: info43

Neglected Musicals will present the Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch musical comedy The Goodbye Girl at Hayes Theatre Co on Monday 26 October and Sunday 1 November for 3 shows only. Directed by Tyran Parke this 1993 Broadway Musical is based on Simon's original screenplay for the 1977 film of the same name which starred Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss.

Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia. Neglected Musicals presents a reading of a chosen show with scripts in hand, with the musical numbers sung through, after only one day’s rehearsal.

"With the pedigree of talent involved in creating this show originally on Broadway, it always held great interest for me, said the director of The Goodbye Girl, Tyran Parke. “I've loved the hilarious, award-winning movie and the subsequent Marvin Hamlish / David Zippel songs for twenty years. It's funny, it's romantic and it's got a truly winning Broadway score that I know audiences will fall in love with."

The original production, directed by Michael Kidd, opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on March 4, 1993 and closed on August 15, 1993 after 188 performances and 23 previews. The opening cast included Bernadette Peters as Paula McFadden and Martin Short as Elliot Garfield, marking Martin Short's Broadway debut.

Egotistical actor Elliot Garfield sublets a friend's Manhattan apartment only to discover it is still occupied by his friend's ex-girlfriend Paula, a former dancer, and her precocious pre-teen daughter Lucy. Initially suspicious and antagonistic, Elliot and Paula arrive at an uneasy truce. While attempting to cohabit as peacefully as possible, despite their differences of opinion and temperament, Elliot and Paula find themselves attracted to each other.

“The Goodbye Girl movie is loved by so many and when it opened on Broadway an Australian production started to be put together. However as is sometimes the way with showbiz, plans were shelved and Sydney audiences haven’t been able to see this five-time Tony-Nominated musical until now,” said producer Michelle Guthrie

Previous Neglected Musicals presentations; No Way to Treat a Lady, Girl Crazy, See Saw, My Favorite Year, She Loves Me, Nick and Nora, On the 20th Century, Lucy Stiff, Variations, Superman and Dearworld.

Neglected Musicals is not for profit, where the participants are volunteers. All proceeds from ticket sales fund the next Neglected Musical.

Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point that was formerly the home of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists. Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program

Book by Neil Simon
Music Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by David Zippel
Originally Produced on Broadway by
Office Two-One Inc, Gladys Nederlander, Stewart F Lane, James M Nederlander,
Richard Kagan and Emanuel Azenberg
Presented by Neglected Musicals Pty Ltd
By Arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia

Tickets $40
Bookings via the Neglected Musicals website, Hayes Theatre Co website
or by calling 02 8065 7337

www.neglectedmusicals.com.au
www.hayestheatre.com.au