They're Playing Our Song

Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre

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  • First Preview: February 2, 1979
  • Opening Date: February 11, 1979
  • Closing Date: September 6, 1981
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 1082

Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics: Carole Bayer Sager

Book: Neil Simon


A neurotic composer and a wacky lyricist form a partnership and a tempestuous romance, expressing their thoughts in song both in their own solos and in songs where each is backed by three "alter egos."


Opening Night Cast

Lucie Arnaz in They're Playing Our Song Lucie Arnaz Sonia Walsk
Robert Klein Vernon Gersch
Helen Castillo Voice of Sonia Walsk
Philip Cusack in They're Playing Our Song Philip Cusack Voice of Phil the Engineer
Celia Celnik Matthau Voice of Sonia Walsk
Wayne Mattson Voice of Vernon Gersch
Andy Roth Voice of Vernon Gersch
Debbie Gravitte in They're Playing Our Song Debbie Gravitte Voice of Sonia Walsk
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Book
Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch Music
  Carole Bayer Sager Lyricist
  Robert Moore Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Choreographer
Douglas W. Schmidt Douglas W. Schmidt Scenery and Projections
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1978 - 1979

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Lucie Arnaz Nominee
1979 Outstanding Book of a Musical Neil Simon Nominee
1979 Outstanding Lighting Design Tharon Musser Nominee
1979 Outstanding Music Marvin Hamlisch Nominee
1979 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Special Award Lucie Arnaz Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Lucie Arnaz Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Actor in a Musical Robert Klein Nominee
1979 Book of a Musical Neil Simon Nominee
1979 Direction of a Musical Robert Moore Nominee
1979 Musical   Nominee
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