One of musical theatre’s rare, modern romantic comedies
A touching romance against the backdrop of Manhattan
THE GOODBYE GIRL
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by David Zippel, Book by Neil Simon
Based on Neil Simon’s 1977 award-winning film, THE GOODBYE GIRL follows the unlikely comic romance between Paula, a bitter single mother and former Broadway dancer who has been jilted one too many times, and Elliot, an opinionated actor who shows up unexpectedly with a lease to sublet her apartment. Musical sparks ensue. Simon’s collaborators for the musical were the legendary Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and David Zippel (City of Angels).
After an out-of-town tryout in Chicago, THE GOODBYE GIRL opened on Broadway in 1993 starring Bernadette Peters, and, in his Broadway debut, Martin Short. It ran for 188 performances, was nominated for five Tony© Awards and won the Drama Desk Award for Mr. Hamlisch’s brassy, giddy, and rhythmic score.
Join us along the (bumpy) road to romance in The Big Apple
Meet the Cast!
Elliot: Will Collyer • Paula: Wendy Rosoff • Lucy: Maya Somers* • Mrs. Crosby: Jenelle Lynn Randall* • Cynthia: Bella Stine* • Melanie: Olivia Zenetzis* • Billy: Jeffrey Scott Parsons • Mark / Ricky: Anthony Gruppuso • Donna: Jennifer Knox • Jenna: Chelsea Morgan Stock* • Ensemble: Tal Fox, Gabriel Navarro, Mark Reis
THE GOODBYE GIRL will be directed by Linda Kerns and choreographed by Michelle Elkin. Musical direction by Dennis Castellano. Production supervision by Todd Gajdusek.
Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.
Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.
Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.