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"They're Playing Our Song" Thread #2: Shh, shh, shh. Don't say a word.

Just to piss off everyone who hate that we keep talking about this.

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by Anonymousreply 398Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM

I love that logo. Not ashamed to write that....

by Anonymousreply 101/19/2021

Same here. It's got the totally right personality. Kind of the graphic counterpart to this classic at exactly the same time.

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by Anonymousreply 201/19/2021

Here you go..

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by Anonymousreply 301/19/2021

Lucie said in an interview during the run that she and Klein have different styles of working. She plays to the other actor while he plays to the audience. Ouch! Hence the friction.

by Anonymousreply 401/19/2021

Was there much friction between them? They seem so pals-y now doing reunions etc.

by Anonymousreply 501/19/2021

That logo looks cheap. Just like the show.

by Anonymousreply 601/19/2021

They had a weird relationship. They worked very well together but Klein was unhappy doing the same thing over and over again and it affected their relationship. However he showed up at her final performance and they’ve been good ever since.

by Anonymousreply 701/19/2021

"Neil Simon has a new hit. Go see it" at OP is the epitome of "damning with faint praise."

by Anonymousreply 801/19/2021

Does anyone know where the car ended up after they closed? And what's with the Tiny pianos curtain call?

by Anonymousreply 901/19/2021

I saw the show, it was fine, but I’m astounded by the life of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1001/19/2021

[quote] She plays to the other actor while he plays to the audience.

Boy, if that's not the pot talking to the kettle.

by Anonymousreply 1101/19/2021

When you watch Lucie in "Here's Lucy" -- a mostly painful exercise -- you can tell Momma made sure EVERYONE was standing straightforward and TALKING so they can be HEARD. Lucie could never change that...

by Anonymousreply 1201/19/2021

I watched Here's Lucy on Hulu a few years back because I'd never seen any episodes. No it wasn't great, but it went down easily enough- except for Lucie Arnaz, who has got to be the first ever example of awful showbiz nepotism. She was so fucking annoying and terrible, mixed with a sense of entitlement and self satisfaction. I would have paid anything to see Gale Gordon kick her in the cunt bone.

by Anonymousreply 1301/19/2021

But Lucie is actually quite talented, and a MUCH better singer than either of her parents.

by Anonymousreply 1401/19/2021

Those two quotes in the TPOS ad -- if the best you can do is Gene Shalit and the AP, how do you run for several years?

by Anonymousreply 1501/19/2021

I keep waiting for the actual evidence that Lucie is so talented. I've never seen any actual proof.

by Anonymousreply 1601/19/2021

[quote]I saw the show, it was fine, but I’m astounded by the life of this thread.

I saw the show, completely forgot about it five minutes after the curtain call, and am even more astounded. Gee, I can't imagine why it's never been revived in New York.

by Anonymousreply 1701/19/2021

I saw Lucie in one of those STAGE benefit concerts in LA a couple of times and she was EXCELLENT.

by Anonymousreply 1801/19/2021

"Just to piss off everyone who hate that we keep talking about this."

"Hates," OP, not " hate." " Everyone" is singular.

by Anonymousreply 1901/19/2021

She was terrific in "Witches of Eastwick" in London. The show was bleh but she was delightful. I was surprised. "Another Night with Darryl" stopped the show.

by Anonymousreply 2001/19/2021

Why does this have a 2nd thread? Why?!

by Anonymousreply 2101/19/2021

Okay, here’s a TSOP story similar to the different performance styles of Arnaz and Klein:

After the show closed on Broadway, Marsha Waterbury (nee Skaggs) did a little summer stock tour in the summer of 1982 with Timothy Bottoms as Vernon. During their two week run at Traverse City’s Cherry County Playhouse, Bottoms wouldn’t even look at her on stage and delivered all of his lines to a sight line just to her left or to the right of her, just to torture her. Waterbury, though always a professional, found this so distressing and likely disappointing, that she would often break down during her delivery of I Still Believe In Love, for which her powerful delivery was already a signature of her performance as Sonia.

by Anonymousreply 2201/19/2021

^^dyslexia strikes again

Should be TPOS not The Sound of Philadelphia

by Anonymousreply 2301/19/2021

It's easy to remember that initials. Just think, "That Piece of Shit."

by Anonymousreply 2401/19/2021

I saw Waterbury in a regional production of "The Heidi Chronicles." She was great.

by Anonymousreply 2501/19/2021

I wonder why Bottoms was such an asshole.

No pun intended.

by Anonymousreply 2601/19/2021

Geez, OP, ain't ya forgettin' something? Like....a link to the *first* thread?

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by Anonymousreply 2701/19/2021

r13 - She really wasn't very good. But I think that stemmed from inexperience. It's obvious that she worked at it and improved enough to get the Seesaw tour and TPOS...finally finding her niche (independent of Mom's).

by Anonymousreply 2801/19/2021

Would seesaw be a good Encores show? I don’t know it at all.

by Anonymousreply 2901/19/2021

For Thread #2, reposting clips from "TPOS" with Stockard and Tony, plus clips from Reprise! with Stephanie J. Block and Jason Alexander. More footage to come.

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by Anonymousreply 3001/19/2021

I don't know, r29, it didn't come to Denver.

by Anonymousreply 3101/19/2021

and....

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by Anonymousreply 3201/19/2021

And ya know...Seesaw *was* listed on the Robert S. Garner Season mailers. I was told Lucie didn't want to play Denver.

by Anonymousreply 3301/19/2021

Do we know what Lucie thought of today's inauguration?

by Anonymousreply 3401/20/2021

Timothy Bottoms was an asshole. He walked out of Fifth of July on broadway and left everyone hanging. Producers brought his more talented brother Joe in to replace him. And please don’t judge Lucie by Here’s Lucie. Not fair. Viv Vance encouraged her to do theatre if she was serious about acting and Lucie took her advice. She’s terrific.

by Anonymousreply 3501/20/2021

I would not say Joseph Bottoms was more talented than Timothy. Timothy was the talent in that family, asshole or not. He could outact both Joe and Sam put together.

by Anonymousreply 3601/20/2021

Why'd Timothy walk out on Fifth of July?

I remember seeing on TV a feature about a production Timothy did of TPOS where he had has three brothers as the voices of Vernon.

by Anonymousreply 3701/20/2021

Joseph Bottoms is really amateurish in Holocaust with M.

by Anonymousreply 3801/20/2021

Perhaps the first complete bootleg (everyone knew they were taping) was "Over Here" starring the Andrew Sisters and featuring John Travolta, Ann Reinking, Marilu Henner and Treat Williams. Janie Sell won a Tony for her outstanding turn as a Russian spy. The scenery looks amazingly like Follies (knew we could get them in another thread) and the staging by Patricia Birch is great. The set had a lift where the entire orchestra was raised onto the stage.

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by Anonymousreply 3901/20/2021

The Andrew Sisters came out after the show and did a so-called third act where they did a concert of their hits. It was a huge deal at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 4001/20/2021

[quote] During their two week run at Traverse City’s Cherry County Playhouse

I may have seen this. I know I saw Arte Johnson in Stop the World... there.

by Anonymousreply 4101/20/2021

R39 Re the "Over Here!" complete video (recorded at the final matinee): It's unfortunate that the first 15-20 minutes of the tape are scrambled and virtually unwatchable. Perhaps it was recorded on 3/4" videotape and the master could not be successfully transferred in full when VCRs appeared.

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by Anonymousreply 4201/20/2021

I remember that day r39. It was a Sunday, kind of cloudy, I wore green socks to the theater.....

by Anonymousreply 4301/20/2021

They didn't do it after every performance, r40.

by Anonymousreply 4401/20/2021

Arte Johnson?

by Anonymousreply 4501/20/2021

Yep, r45. 1977 season.

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by Anonymousreply 4601/20/2021

Didn't Robert Klein say that Lucie Arnaz did not like him at all when they did the show together but then ended up marrying a man who looked like him? I think Klein and Arnaz made up later.

by Anonymousreply 4701/20/2021

R47 Yes, he absolutely did say that. And we know that they made up because they performed a 40th anniversary reunion concert two years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4801/20/2021

r46 - I noticed that Miss Nancy Dussault got her act together and took it on the road in 1984.

by Anonymousreply 4901/20/2021

Nancy was no Libby Wolfson.

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by Anonymousreply 5001/20/2021

How could we have missed Jamie Farr in My Fair Lady?

by Anonymousreply 5101/20/2021

[quote]But Lucie is actually quite talented, and a MUCH better singer than either of her parents.

It's not hard to be a better singer than Lucille Ball.

by Anonymousreply 5201/20/2021

Reinking, Travolta and Henner are not in that bootleg. They all left before it closed. Maxine said in an interview that they did their sister act after every performance even though it wasn’t in their contract. Audiences expected it and they felt obligated.

Klein told that story about Lucie on The Tonight Show. I remember it well.

by Anonymousreply 5301/20/2021

I recall a rumor that Lucie Arnaz was not a fan of her "Witches of Eastwick" leading man, Ian McShane.

by Anonymousreply 5401/20/2021

The feeling was mutual. McShane loathed Lucie. She said in an interview that she had no idea who he was. He ended up leaving Eastwick before his contract was up. Prior to that he and Lucie has a head on collision and she called in sick until he was gone. Not pretty.

by Anonymousreply 5501/20/2021

Good stuff r55. That’s what the Gossip thread is missing. Just sayin’.

by Anonymousreply 5601/20/2021

You mean actual theatre gossip?

by Anonymousreply 5701/20/2021

Does anyone have the inside gossip as to why Over Here never toured? It seems like a natural show for touring.

by Anonymousreply 5801/20/2021

'Tis said that Patty and Maxene were not getting along well by the time the Broadway run ended. And the show really only existed as a vehicle for The Andrews Sisters. In fact, the plot revolved around the search for a third voice for the act, just as the actual sisters were now without their third voice.

Of course other performers could have tried it, including several who would soon be seen in "Four Girls Four." But in those days they knew better than to send out an iffy tour of a semi-hit.

by Anonymousreply 5901/20/2021

^^ The Andrews Sisters, Patty and Maxene, loathed each other. Their Broadway success only worsened their long-time sibling rivalry. (The third Andrews sister, Laverne the peacekeeper, had died years before.)

by Anonymousreply 6001/20/2021

Maxene Andrews was one of the first name entertainers to live openly as a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 6101/20/2021

The tour was booked and set to go. Patty refused to sign. Maxine gave a scathing interview to Rex Reed at the time blaming the amateurish producers for the tour not happening. Maxine did a production with Margaret Whiting but it wasn’t the same.

by Anonymousreply 6201/20/2021

R43 I got you and LOVE you!

by Anonymousreply 6301/20/2021

Why...?

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by Anonymousreply 6401/20/2021

Laurence Luckinbill was the star of Simon's Chapter Two when Lucie was appearing in TPOS. That's how they met.

Seems like a happy marriage. I saw her in concert once and she kept looking at me and smiling a lot. Sort of made me self-conscious. When it was over I stood up and turned around and noticed Luckinbill was sitting right behind me so it was him she was looking at a lot.

by Anonymousreply 6501/20/2021

It was a complicated situation. The two remaining Andrews Sisters didn't negotiate or sign together, they negotiated separately. Patty had a much better agent and got a slightly better salary and all kinds of perks that Maxene didn't get (limo service to and from the theater, dinner delivered from a good restaurant, etc.). Maxene resented it all very much. Then during the run of the show, Maxene quietly came out as lesbian, going to girl bars after the show and hanging out with people like Patsy Kelly who was in No, No, Nanette. Fundie Christian Patty was horrified and the two sisters didn't speak for years, although they did have a reconciliation before their deaths.

Sorry, too tired to write more details but back in the 90s the National Enquirer did a full exposé of the situation and got most of it right.

by Anonymousreply 6601/21/2021

I saw the show and Patty was the star. Maxine was good but Patty had the ‘it factor.’ She nailed every laugh and the audience loved her.

by Anonymousreply 6701/21/2021

Meanwhile, back in Quogue....Does anyone know of any songs "cut" from TPOS? Were any of the songs in TPOS Hamlisch "Trunk" songs...

by Anonymousreply 6801/21/2021

Luckinbill was in the middle of divorcing Robin Strasser who he was co starring with in Chapter Two when he met Lucie.

by Anonymousreply 6901/21/2021

Do we need a separate "Lawrence Luckinbill" gossip thread?

by Anonymousreply 7001/21/2021

very impressed by the Cherry County Playhouse...Abe Vigoda! Never knew he did theater.

by Anonymousreply 7101/21/2021

A short but interesting Broadway resume, r71.

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by Anonymousreply 7201/21/2021

So Luckinbill and Strasser were divorcing but still starring in the same play together?

by Anonymousreply 7301/21/2021

Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens were embroiled in a very nasty and vicious divorce while performing Private Lives in London. Those must have been interesting performances. When Smith did the show a year later on Broadway, Stephens wasn't involved.

by Anonymousreply 7401/21/2021

[quote]Do we need a separate "Lawrence Luckinbill" gossip thread?

No, but we could have a LAURENCE Luckinbill thread.

by Anonymousreply 7501/21/2021

John Standing was opposite her when I saw it in Denver, r74.

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by Anonymousreply 7601/21/2021

[quote]John Standing was opposite her when I saw it in Denver, R74.

He also co-starred with Maggie when I saw "Private Lives" on Broadway in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre.

by Anonymousreply 7701/21/2021

Wasn't she fabulous, r77? So adept at at Coward...and Shaw...and Shakespeare...

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by Anonymousreply 7801/21/2021

One at.

by Anonymousreply 7901/21/2021

I saw Maggie in "Private Lives" when the production was still on in the West End, and by the time I caught it (summer 1973) John Standing had already replaced Robert Stephens.

Angela was starring in "Gypsy" just down the road---good times.

by Anonymousreply 8001/21/2021

Angie got to Denver as well, r80. Yes....very good times.

by Anonymousreply 8101/21/2021

[quote]Wasn't she fabulous, [R77]? So adept at at Coward...and Shaw...and Shakespeare.

Fabulous indeed. I remember her performance in "Private Lives" as being quite broad. Her vocal delivery at times almost reminded me of Paul Lynde. And yet it all worked wonderfully.

by Anonymousreply 8201/21/2021

I should have worn green. Oh. I wore green the last time.

by Anonymousreply 8301/22/2021

So back to TPOS... Did anyone ever wonder what "Leon" was like?

by Anonymousreply 8401/22/2021

Well, r82, I wouldn't say Paul Lynde (that would be Alice Ghostley). I call it more quintessential Maggie Smith broadness that she alone possesses. And such timing. I still remember how laugh out loud funny she made the line: "I believe there was a stillborn one in 1902". I mean, how do you do that???

by Anonymousreply 8501/22/2021

Don't know about Leon, but I do remember that a Natalie Klein saw the show and threatened to sue.

by Anonymousreply 8601/22/2021

[quote]So back to TPOS... Did anyone ever wonder what "Leon" was like?

Not for a moment. For some reason, every mention of "Leon" annoyed me. I guess we were supposed to find the name funny in and of itself. Typical lazy Neil Simon shtick.

by Anonymousreply 8701/22/2021

There’s only one performance of “They’re Playing Our Song” that matters, and it’s MINE!!!

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by Anonymousreply 8801/22/2021

As long as he needs Ellen...

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by Anonymousreply 8901/22/2021

R85, lets not forget that Maggie Smith and Alice Ghostely were lifelong friends. They appeared together in New Faces.

by Anonymousreply 9001/22/2021

Alice accepting Maggie's Jean Brodie Oscar...

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by Anonymousreply 9101/22/2021

Can someone answer the question about cut songs/trunk songs? I'm actually interested in that -- with all due respect to Dame Maggie.

by Anonymousreply 9201/22/2021

Leon/neon/Freeon/be on/pee on/Dionne... The possibilities are endless.

by Anonymousreply 9301/22/2021

[quote]lets not forget that Maggie Smith and Alice Ghostely were lifelong friends. They appeared together in New Faces.

They both appeared in "New Faces," but not together. Alice was in "New Faces of 1952" (which was filmed, as "New Faces"), and Maggie was in "New Faces of 1956."

by Anonymousreply 9401/22/2021

[quote] Can someone answer the question about cut songs/trunk songs?

If you check out the Reprise! L.A. video at R32, you'll see a song called "If You Remember Me" performed in place of "I Still Believe in Love." It's possible that that was a song cut from the original.

by Anonymousreply 9501/22/2021

Alice Ghostley was said to be heavily influenced by the style of Paul Lynde. Maggie Smith often mentioned famed UK comic Kenneth Williams as a major influence on her comic delivery.

by Anonymousreply 9601/22/2021

I saw a stock production of TPOS that had a different ending. Instead of Sonia saying ‘I’m so lucky’ the phone rang and it’s Leon who ended up becoming friends with Vernon. Leon is going through a bad breakup and Vernon says ‘I’ll be there in half an hour’. Blackout. A friend told me that’s the ending they used in London.

by Anonymousreply 9701/22/2021

[quote]Alice Ghostley was said to be heavily influenced by the style of Paul Lynde.

And Paul Lynde was said to have been heavily influenced by the style of Alice Ghostley. They were in "New Faces of 1952" together.

by Anonymousreply 9801/22/2021

I had a friend who had a theory that Leon was actually dead, and it was all in Sonia's crazed mind. Seriously...

by Anonymousreply 9901/22/2021

Over Here was enormous fun. I enjoyed it tremendously and it was staged better than Grease. Janie Sell was wonderful.

And it is the only thing I ever saw John Travolta in. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 10001/22/2021

Our own Erna was in the chorus of "New Feces of 1973."

by Anonymousreply 10101/22/2021

Birdland posting Lucie now

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by Anonymousreply 10201/23/2021

Those Over Here clips looks wonderful and Janie Sell was just great.

I always thought Leon was some big black guy.

by Anonymousreply 10301/23/2021

I guess he thought Quogue was funny because it has a “k” sound

by Anonymousreply 10401/24/2021

It wasn't. The K sound thing had died out by then...

by Anonymousreply 10501/24/2021

Just how much did this show break out into the public consciousness? I noticed in the Tony Roberts-Stockard clips, the title song gets applause as soon as the chorus begins, as if it's a familiar hit song. That surprised me.

by Anonymousreply 10601/25/2021

I found that curious too, r106. My guess is its because they saw it on the Tony Awards broadcast. It never made Top 40, or anything like that.

by Anonymousreply 10701/25/2021

Lucie can’t even hang on to her own thread.

by Anonymousreply 10801/25/2021

[quote]Lucie can’t even hang on to her own thread.

Well, to be fair, it is Part 2 of a thread from 2015 about an inconsequential musical from 1979 that has never been revived on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 10901/25/2021

OMG. Those Tony Roberts/Stockard Channing clips are gruesome! They look totally trapped in this shit show. I'll bet they still have nightmares about matinee days during their run of TPOS. Fucking awful.

by Anonymousreply 11001/25/2021

Speaking of Tonys, I think that they are not having them this year in order for the whites in theater to deny me my numerous Tony awards!

by Anonymousreply 11101/25/2021

Just so you will STFU already.

by Anonymousreply 11201/25/2021

I wish Terence McNally was still here instead of Jeremy O. Harris.

by Anonymousreply 11301/25/2021

R106 and R107, the show got lots of exposure on local TV shows and it was usually the title song which was featured. More importantly, it was featured in the TV commercials which were run constantly in the NYC area. I think there was more than one version of the commercial but am open to correction.

by Anonymousreply 11401/25/2021

^ Like I said I think were other versions and some were longer. Still open to correction.

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by Anonymousreply 11501/25/2021

I would love to see some Brit director have a go at it, and re-invent it, ala Cabaret or Carousel.

by Anonymousreply 11601/25/2021

That tv commercial plays like a SCTV parody of a Broadway tv commercial...

by Anonymousreply 11701/25/2021

That tv commercial doesn't mention Neil Simon. What was that about?

by Anonymousreply 11801/25/2021

How would TPOS be different if it was directed by Jeremy O. Harris?

by Anonymousreply 11901/25/2021

r199,. may I have your babies?

by Anonymousreply 12001/25/2021

And now for a word from our sponsors...

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by Anonymousreply 12101/25/2021

The audience is eating it up in the Roberts/Channing clips. Seems like a crowd pleaser of a show.

by Anonymousreply 12201/25/2021

Only in the hands of engaging performers, r122.

by Anonymousreply 12301/25/2021

Whatever Happened to Rhonda Fherer?

by Anonymousreply 12401/25/2021

What ever happened to class?

by Anonymousreply 12501/25/2021

I'm always shocked that Stockard Channing has done as many musicals as she has. Her voice is tolerable in the right role, but she's never been much of a powerhouse singer. She managed to replace roles originated by Lucie Arnaz and Liza Minnelli on Broadway. How did that happen?

by Anonymousreply 12601/25/2021

No mention of Neil Simon in that commercial? Was he not box office at that point?

by Anonymousreply 12701/25/2021

Well, she seemed to display a lot of verve in TPOS that compensated for her lesser vocals, r126.

by Anonymousreply 12801/25/2021

r126 Stockard actually started in musicals. He first job was Two Gentlemen from Verona.

She was a big star from Grease when she replaced Lucie. She had been groomed for two sitcoms both of which flopped. She did TPOS on her hiatus but then the sitcom got cancelled. She still left though. Lucie was supposed to return after Stockard's run but for some reason didn't hence them putting understudy Rhonda Farer in (she's listed as Ronnie Farer on imdb and seemed to work a little bit after the show.)

Lucie was actually the first choice to replace Liza in The Rink but she wisely decided not too. Stockard was in a rough period around The Rink. She had two plays flop that season that were thought to be hot properties. Then she went into The Rink and it quickly closed without Liza there to sell tickets. Who knows why she accepted The Rink. May have needed the money or thought it would continue on because of Chita's Tony win.

by Anonymousreply 12901/25/2021

[quote]I would love to see some Brit director have a go at it, and re-invent it, ala Cabaret or Carousel.

Good luck, is all I can say. "Cabaret" and "Carousel" have depths to explore and first-rate scores. "They're Playing Our Song" has Neil Simon one-liners and songs that go in one ear and out the other.

by Anonymousreply 13001/25/2021

You don't think "Fill In The Words" is first-rate?

by Anonymousreply 13101/26/2021

for Gawd sake folks, it's a minor musical entertainment, not even close to Cabaret or Carousel....

by Anonymousreply 13201/26/2021

"Fallin'" is a very good song, and very good first number in a musical. Not a classic "I Want," but the want is implied. And the notion of starting with a ballad was smart for a small musical. Again, before the nay-sayers pounce, I'm [italic]not[/italic] saying the show is in any ways a masterpiece, but it's better than haters say.

by Anonymousreply 13301/26/2021

Was "Fallin" in the LA production, or was that written for New York?

by Anonymousreply 13401/26/2021

I think a director could "Meta" the show, and expose its emptiness as sort of a new dramatic fuel.

Or at least, eliminate the car.

by Anonymousreply 13501/26/2021

How about TPOS...on Ice!

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by Anonymousreply 13601/26/2021

[quote][How about TPOS...on Ice!

How about TPOS -- ALL NUDE!

by Anonymousreply 13701/26/2021

Having done the research, not sure I need to see Rhonda Feher nude...Nor Tony Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 13801/26/2021

They could set it in the frigid tropics!

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by Anonymousreply 13901/26/2021

LUCIE ARNAZ SEESAW AUDIO

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by Anonymousreply 14001/26/2021

Can you imagine how great TPOS might have been if Cy Coleman wrote the score? Wonder why Simon asked Hamlisch...

by Anonymousreply 14101/26/2021

My memory is the idea for TPOS came from Simon listening to Hamlisch go on and on about his relationship with Carol Bayer Sager, and it struck him to write the show.

by Anonymousreply 14201/26/2021

Simon should have been less impulsive, R142.

by Anonymousreply 14301/26/2021

It was their story not Simon’s

by Anonymousreply 14401/26/2021

On a hot summer day in 1978, Neil Simon called. He had his sights set on turning his play “The Gingerbread Lady” into a Broadway Musical. (An unlikely idea, but who was I to argue with Neil Simon?) He had already written hilarious books for the musicals “Sweet Charity”, “Little Me”, and “Promises, Promises.” It never dawned on me that my stories about Carole Bayer Sager and me had started the Simon creative juices flowing. I was puzzled when one day, a few months later, Carole and I received a brown envelope from Neil. I couldn’t figure out what was in it, since by then we had abandoned “The Gingerbread Lady”. We found a typewritten manuscript inside…

by Anonymousreply 14501/26/2021

It's a much more entertaining show than the "Let's take a movie we've all seen 10 times and put some songs in it and call it a musical" thinking that has become what Broadway is.

Keep it closed. We aren't missing much.

by Anonymousreply 14601/26/2021

Oh Dear....Robert Klein going solo. How could anyone watch this? How could anyone do this 8 times a week. WTF?!

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by Anonymousreply 14701/27/2021

It will take a few years for broadway to rebound. I predict very few shows will reopen but off and off off broadway will thrive thanks to smaller theatres and crowds. The era of the big glitzy overpriced musicals is over for now. Time to revive Same Time, Next Year and (dare I say) TPOS.

by Anonymousreply 14801/27/2021

I think its the exact opposite. The big ones will return and thrive; the smaller, independent will wither.

by Anonymousreply 14901/27/2021

Who "choreographed" that Tony Randall video?

by Anonymousreply 15001/27/2021

I haven't seen mugging like that since Dana Plato held up a video store.

by Anonymousreply 15101/28/2021

Debbie Shapiro!

by Anonymousreply 15201/28/2021

the closed caption in that Tony Randall video labels Robert Klein as Richard Kline (Three's Company)

by Anonymousreply 15301/28/2021

Elaine Zayak skated to They're Playing Our song..

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by Anonymousreply 15401/28/2021

God bless Elaine Zayak. God bless.

by Anonymousreply 15501/29/2021

More Hamlischian skating

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by Anonymousreply 15601/29/2021

Here's Tom Conti on the London cast...He makes Klein seem like Hugh Jackman.

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by Anonymousreply 15701/30/2021

I've generally heard people liked Conti in the show

by Anonymousreply 15801/30/2021

How could they like any musical with that voice in your leading man...

by Anonymousreply 15901/30/2021

Conti and Paulette Collins did the West End production of Romantic Comedy in the '80s. Anthony Perkins was in the Broadway production (of RC) and had musical experience. He'd have been rather old for Vernon, but maybe it could have worked opposite Anita Gillette?

by Anonymousreply 16001/30/2021

And now that I've looked it up, Anthony Perkins was 48 in the fall of 1980. Anita was 44. Tony Roberts was 41.

by Anonymousreply 16101/30/2021

Any relation to PauLINE Collins, r160? Who, by the way, turned 80 this past year.

by Anonymousreply 16201/30/2021

D'oh! Speaking of older actors joining established shows, did I Love My Wife do any sort of adjusting when the likes of James Naughton, Joanna Gleason, Ilene Graff and Lenny Baker and their replacements (30ish or thereabouts) were succeeded by the Smothers Brothers, Barbara Sharma and Janie Sell (~40)?

by Anonymousreply 16301/30/2021

Miss Barbara Sharma!

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Romantic Comedy should have run longer. Perkins and Mia Farrow were great together but business fell off sharply during the run. Karen Valentine and Keith Baxter played the final month on broadway then took it on tour where it flopped.

by Anonymousreply 16501/30/2021

Sharma was obviously a good Fosse dancer. I wonder why she didn't do Chicago. I could absolutely imagine her doing Roxie. It would have been the right time in her career as well.

by Anonymousreply 16601/30/2021

I also wonder why Romantic Comedy didn't have a longer run.

by Anonymousreply 16701/30/2021

R116, have you lost your mind? Trevor Nunn is just what this show deserves.

Besides, it was revived in London about 10 years ago or so at The Menier Chocolate Factory with some reality tv star. It got TERRIBLE reviews.

by Anonymousreply 16801/30/2021

R168 I had quite forgotten about that revival. Connie Fisher won the TV competition "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," which got her the star part in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2006 London revival of "The Sound of Music." She won acclaim for that, but had much less luck with "They're Playing Our Song" in London and "Wonderful Town" on a UK tour

by Anonymousreply 16901/30/2021

[quote] D'oh! Speaking of older actors joining established shows, did I Love My Wife do any sort of adjusting when the likes of James Naughton, Joanna Gleason, Ilene Graff and Lenny Baker and their replacements (30ish or thereabouts) were succeeded by the Smothers Brothers, Barbara Sharma and Janie Sell (~40)?

Yes, Rose, the two male characters no longer kissed each other because they were brothers.

by Anonymousreply 17001/30/2021

Did anyone see Donna as one of the Sonias?

by Anonymousreply 17101/30/2021

Donna is one of the Sonias in the footage at R30. But the photographer didn't know that Donna would become a two-time Tony winner, so he never zooms in on her.

by Anonymousreply 17201/30/2021

You sure? I tried to recognize her

by Anonymousreply 17301/30/2021

R173 Donna is in the cast list as a Sonia in the Playbill for the TPOS performance captured in that video. Of course, there's always the possibility that a slip announcing a swing on for Donna could have fallen out of the program. But I think I found her among the Sonias.

by Anonymousreply 17401/30/2021

Around the 4:25 part in the video at r30 it sort of sounds like Donna when the backup singers come in really loud.

by Anonymousreply 17501/30/2021

Tom Conti sounds awful on the London cast recording. Did they change the nationality of the characters in the London version or was Conti's ghastly performance his dreadful attempt at playing an American? He should have been slapped viciously and prevented from singing or playing an American ever again.

by Anonymousreply 17601/31/2021

And it doesn't seem that Gemma Craven had much of a West End career after TPOS either...

by Anonymousreply 17701/31/2021

R177, according to Wiki she won an Olivier for TPOS. Wtf?

[quote] In London's West End, she starred opposite Tom Conti in the musical They're Playing Our Song for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance, the lead role in South Pacific, and in Noël Coward's Private Lives opposite Marc Sinden, Tony Anholt and Anholt's wife Tracey Childs which toured throughout 1991 and into 1992. She also played Josie in Boy George's Taboo and features on the OCR singing "Independent Woman".

by Anonymousreply 17801/31/2021

Craven will always have a place in American filmgoers hearts for her performance in Slipper and the Rose.

by Anonymousreply 17901/31/2021

Oh, R175, did you hear someone singing flat?

by Anonymousreply 18001/31/2021

[quote] Craven will always have a place in American filmgoers hearts for her performance in Slipper and the Rose.

Honey, even Richard Chamberlain doesn't remember that movie.

by Anonymousreply 18101/31/2021

R181, that's funny. A good friend was working for William Morris and was making a delivery to his house. She broke protocol and asked him to reenact the last scene from Slipper and the Rose. He laughed, rolled his eyes and said that was 20 years ago, how did you expect me to remember that.

How could anyone think someone named Gemma Craven could have a career in showbiz. Maybe porn.

by Anonymousreply 18201/31/2021

I saw The Slipper and the Rose at Radio City the week it opened. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed it and applauded at the end with the rest of the audience. Not a great film but a real audience pleaser. Gorgeous physical production and cinematography with a cute Sherman Brothers score and such likeable performances.

I'm probably overpraising it but Gary and I had such a nice afternoon. I miss that Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 18301/31/2021

Old show queen

by Anonymousreply 18401/31/2021

I saw Donna as one of the Sonia’s. Very round face and a little chubby. I think she either dropped out of college or had just graduated when she got cast. Andy Roth who played one of the Vernons was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 18501/31/2021

You type that like it's a bad thing, r184.

by Anonymousreply 18601/31/2021

Murphy is in the clip at r30.

Someone asked her on twitter and she said yes.

by Anonymousreply 18701/31/2021

R187 Love it! Thanks for letting us know.

by Anonymousreply 18801/31/2021

Donna as Sonia would actually make me sit through the show again...

by Anonymousreply 18902/01/2021

I worked with one of the musical directors from TPOS and he thought Anita Gillette was the best “Sonia” of the bunch.

by Anonymousreply 19002/01/2021

Well, r190, Anita has *verve*. You can never go wrong with *verve*.

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Anita morphed from leading lady on stage to character actress in film and tv beautifully. She doesn’t have a lot to do in Moonstruck but she makes every second on screen count.

by Anonymousreply 19202/01/2021

I love that TPOS was a WALLOPING hit... We really don't use the word walloping enough, I think...

by Anonymousreply 19302/01/2021

Watched an old L&O with her the other day, r192. She really is a fine actress...

by Anonymousreply 19402/01/2021

Well, it *can* have a negative connotation, r193.

by Anonymousreply 19502/01/2021

"Walloping" from Gene Shalit didn't mean much to anyone with a brain...

by Anonymousreply 19602/01/2021

Serious question: Whatever happened to Robert Moore? Who was he that he was directing such a high-profile musical? I'm new to musical theatre history, but I have never heard him mentioned anywhere in the books I've read.

by Anonymousreply 19702/01/2021

R197 Robert Moore was first a Broadway performer then a terrific director of such hits as "The Boys in the Band," "Deathtrap," and Neil Simon's "Promises, "Promises" and "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," all prior to "They're Playing Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 19802/01/2021

R197, Robert Moore also directed a few movies, including Neil Simon's "Murder by Death." His acting roles included Phyllis's gay brother (who she thinks is dating Rhoda) on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." He also played a disabled gay man opposite Liza Minnelli in "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon." Moore died of complications from AIDS in 1984. He was 57.

by Anonymousreply 19902/01/2021

Here he is!

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by Anonymousreply 20002/01/2021

He looks like one of Vernon's "boys"

by Anonymousreply 20102/01/2021

Here's Gemma in "She Loves Me"

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by Anonymousreply 20202/01/2021

Murder By Death gave us this very useful gif, r199...

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by Anonymousreply 20302/01/2021

Lorna and Richard can be yours for $9...Which is probably what a ticket cost on their tour....

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by Anonymousreply 20402/02/2021

His name was "Dick Ryder"? I guess that makes him a bottom.

by Anonymousreply 20502/02/2021

Why is Tom Mallow the producer and Manny Azenburg?

by Anonymousreply 20602/02/2021

R205, I knew Richard Ryder. He always went by "Richard" and not "Dick."

R206, Tom Mallow produced tours.

by Anonymousreply 20702/02/2021

There’s Ellen Greene, Lorna, Rhonda… How many tours were there?

by Anonymousreply 20802/02/2021

According to IBDB (which is getting better at this sort of thing), two. Looks like the first one, which started with Victor Garber and Ellen Greene, had more extended engagements. Also, Victor did the tour for more than a year longer than Ellen. He ended up acting opposite Marsha Skaggs. Anita Gillette ended the tour, opposite Ray Buktenica and then Dick Latessa. The second tour, with Lorna Luft and John Hammil, ended up with Richard Ryder and for Sonia, June Gable and Dawn Wells.

by Anonymousreply 20902/02/2021

Wow...Two tours for a mid-level show? Did the turntable tour?

by Anonymousreply 21002/03/2021

It obviously was a cheap show to tour, r210. O/T, but it just struck me that I saw the Raisin tour and remember absolutely nothing about it.

by Anonymousreply 21102/03/2021

I saw the tour with Lorna and Ryder at the Milwaukee PAC. I remember the papers made a big deal that one of Vernon's boys was from Milwaukee. Those were the days...

by Anonymousreply 21202/03/2021

is it too boring to cast a new production here? How about Michael C Hall and Danielle Brooks?

by Anonymousreply 21302/03/2021

Someone must have broken into Elaine Joyce's house. Simon's original script is on eBay.

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If you're looking for musical tour info, this is a great site.

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by Anonymousreply 21502/03/2021

Have we talked about how there was supposedly going to be a movie adaptation (produced by Ray Stark, natch) in the early 80s with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John? They ended up making Two of a Kind instead.

by Anonymousreply 21602/03/2021

[quote]They ended up making Two of a Kind instead.

Apparently they were holding out for even worse material.

by Anonymousreply 21702/03/2021

The script read like a talky musical that two Jewish New Yorkers like Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand might have been cast in if it had been produced in the early 60s.

by Anonymousreply 21802/03/2021

I saw Susan Anton as Sonia in stock. She looked like Malibu Barbie.

by Anonymousreply 21902/03/2021

I think "With One Look" is one of us! The Australian TPOS just posted to youtube! Thank you "With One Look"!

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by Anonymousreply 22002/03/2021

My pleasure. Not the greatest recording. LP is a little scratchy. Not sure if there’s a cd out there. Enjoy :). And thank you to whoever posted the 1980 video clips. I enjoyed them very much.

by Anonymousreply 22102/03/2021

If anybody’s the real star of the show, it’s Ralph Burns.

by Anonymousreply 22202/03/2021

Really great work

by Anonymousreply 22302/03/2021

It had a summer stock tour starring John Hillner and Lauren Mitchell.

by Anonymousreply 22402/03/2021

[quote]It had a summer stock tour starring John Hillner and Lauren Mitchell.

And I missed it!?

by Anonymousreply 22502/03/2021

they were understudies who got promoted to the leads for the tour. He was actually very good. Went on to do a number of shows. She became a producer briefly. (must have married money.)

by Anonymousreply 22602/03/2021

I think some regional should run "TPOS" and "The Last Five Years" in rep with the same actors. It could be a whole neurotic jewish composers season!

by Anonymousreply 22702/04/2021

What was the deal with Carole Bayer Sager first getting hitched to Marvin Hamlisch and then to Burt Bacharach? She was a mediocre lyricist, so was she just fucking name composers to get herself nominated for awards and earn royalty checks?

by Anonymousreply 22802/04/2021

Marvin never married Carole.

by Anonymousreply 22902/04/2021

Up next: A massive thread about Barnum.

by Anonymousreply 23002/04/2021

Thank god I'm old. Count me in..

by Anonymousreply 23102/04/2021

Teri White in TPOS. I'd pay premium.

by Anonymousreply 23202/04/2021

Terri White!

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by Anonymousreply 23302/04/2021

Paul Simon as Vernon and Carly Simon as Sonia in "They're Playing Our Retirement Song" for nostalgic New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 23402/04/2021

And it is interesting because Neil Simon also collaborated with a woman lyricist, the much more talented Dorothy Fields, on [italic]Sweet Charity[/italic] and collaborated with Burt Bacharach on [italic]Promises, Promises[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 23502/04/2021

Carole Bayer Sager has written some very good songs including the Gay anthem Come In From the Rain

by Anonymousreply 23602/04/2021

Carole Bayer Sager is painful to watch in interviews she's had so much plastic surgery. Anyone read her book?

by Anonymousreply 23702/04/2021

Her book is very entertaining, and she is honest about all the surgery and more...

by Anonymousreply 23802/04/2021

[quote] What was the deal with Carole Bayer Sager first getting hitched to Marvin Hamlisch and then to Burt Bacharach? She was a mediocre lyricist, so was she just fucking name composers to get herself nominated for awards and earn royalty checks?

It worked. She won an Oscar for the Theme from [italic]Arthur[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 23902/04/2021

She sure didn't fuck me, r239.

by Anonymousreply 24002/04/2021

[quote] It worked. She won an Oscar for the Theme from Arthur.

Thanks to my one line!

by Anonymousreply 24102/04/2021

Ha-ha, beat ya to it!

by Anonymousreply 24202/04/2021

"Honest about all the plastic surgery"? What's honest about plastic surgery?

by Anonymousreply 24302/04/2021

And Peter Allen at R241, you stole that line from an announcement made by the pilot of one of your flights. Four damn writers to compose one song and the only good thing about it was still something that someone else came up with.

This is like "Queen Bey" grabbing songwriter credits for just adding vapid lines such as "Ooh yeah" or "Fuck me boo" to her songs.

by Anonymousreply 24402/04/2021

How cute is this, they're doing the logo!

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[quote]How cute is this, they're doing the logo!

The guy appears to be a little reluctant to get too close to someone named Gaby Gasser.

by Anonymousreply 24602/05/2021

What about his juhnke, r246?

by Anonymousreply 24702/05/2021

Is there a Harold Juhnke cast recording? Bootleg?

by Anonymousreply 24802/06/2021

R248 Never fear---there is indeed a German cast recording. I have the LP!

by Anonymousreply 24902/06/2021

So you have Juhnke in your trunk, r249?

by Anonymousreply 25002/06/2021

Happy Birthday, Robert Klein.

by Anonymousreply 25102/08/2021

I miss this thread. Anyone have any stories of doing the show in their high school?

by Anonymousreply 25202/08/2021

Don't high schools usually like to do shows with bigger ensemble casts, so everyone gets to be on stage?

by Anonymousreply 25302/08/2021

I suspect Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School staged it with Timmy as Vernon and Lourdes Leon as Sonia.

by Anonymousreply 25402/08/2021

[quote]Don't high schools usually like to do shows with bigger ensemble casts, so everyone gets to be on stage?

Yes, sometimes even adding walk-on characters not in the original script. "They Playing Our Song" would have no appeal for high schools.

by Anonymousreply 25502/08/2021

I'm now imagining a high school production where there's an absurdly high number of Voices.

by Anonymousreply 25602/08/2021

OMG - I'm the original OP. I'm a DL LEGEND!

by Anonymousreply 25702/09/2021

Not until you hear from Blackglama, r257.

by Anonymousreply 25802/09/2021

[quote] Have we talked about how there was supposedly going to be a movie adaptation (produced by Ray Stark, natch) in the early 80s with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John? They ended up making Two of a Kind instead.

Meanwhile, Stark gave musicals a rest after [italic]Annie[/italic] and collaborated with Neil Simon on the megabomb [italic]The Slugger's Wife[/italic] instead.

by Anonymousreply 25902/09/2021

I think there were 10 seconds where Lucie was mentioned as a possible Grace Farrell in the ANNIE film. Marilyn Beck or someone like that printed it, I think...

by Anonymousreply 26002/09/2021

What about Klein as Warbucks? THAT I'd pay to see...

by Anonymousreply 26102/09/2021

This thread has finally run out of gas. Like Lucie's career 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 26202/09/2021

Let's stop the Lucie bashing....She made choices...

by Anonymousreply 26302/09/2021

Almost all amateur and some regional productions have added the chorus to the title number which takes away a lot of the charm. Being a voice must have been the easiest job on broadway.

by Anonymousreply 26402/09/2021

[quote]This thread has run out of gas.

Then may I present something different. This has been posted at DL before, but for those who haven't seen it, here is Divine in Peter Pan Live! at the Melonville War Memorial Auditorium.

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It doesn't run out of gas until *I* say it runs out of gas, r262.

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by Anonymousreply 26602/09/2021

Helen Lawson had an entire chorus line of hunky, high-kicking gas jockeys in her Gulf ads.

by Anonymousreply 26702/09/2021

Can someone please fill in the words?

by Anonymousreply 26802/10/2021

The toy piano idea was simple and smart.

by Anonymousreply 26902/10/2021

R269 = Schroeder

by Anonymousreply 27002/10/2021

If I had the words, I'd have a song ...

by Anonymousreply 27102/10/2021

Do you think Marvin ever tried that when he and Carole had a fight? He'd just whip out the toy piano, play a few notes and down come the panties? ("I think I'll wear black now!"

by Anonymousreply 27202/10/2021

I picture them writing songs with the ease of Ann Sothern and Robert Young in Lady Be Good.

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r 273, will you marry me?

by Anonymousreply 27402/10/2021

Francine and Rodney sing "Right."

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I'm obsessed. Who and where and when are Francine and Rodney?

by Anonymousreply 27602/11/2021

"They Playing Our Song" opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre exactly 42 years ago today, Feb. 11, 1979.

by Anonymousreply 27702/11/2021

^^ Make that "They're Playing Our Song." ^^

by Anonymousreply 27802/11/2021

Burn Brae Dinner Theatre, 1987 Ran for 5 months!

This is the understudy Sonia. And apparently they had a matinee Vernon.

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by Anonymousreply 27902/11/2021

For the real obsessives (apparently a lot here) there's a script signed by Simon and Hamlisch available on Ebay.

by Anonymousreply 28002/11/2021

Well, we could all chip in and buy it for the DL performing arts library.

by Anonymousreply 28102/11/2021

Let our Troupe entertain your Group!

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by Anonymousreply 28202/12/2021

Some performances sold out!

by Anonymousreply 28302/12/2021

That's the thing about TPOS....It's a nothing show that, during its day, really sold tickets. Who can figure?

by Anonymousreply 28402/12/2021

I saw The Slipper and the Rose at Radio City as well. It was the Christmas movie. Yes I miss that New York too.

by Anonymousreply 28502/12/2021

How about doing it gay with Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris. They can alternate roles. Vernon and Sonny.

by Anonymousreply 28602/13/2021

This thread is ovah...

by Anonymousreply 28702/14/2021

Then, r287, like the phoenix...

by Anonymousreply 28802/14/2021

They need a sequel where Sonia ditches Vernon and marries a philandering narcissist named Burt.

"They're Playing His Song"

by Anonymousreply 28902/14/2021

WithOneLook (who obvsly is here) just post full audio of the original Broadway cast

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by Anonymousreply 29002/15/2021

YES! YES! YES! Don't say a word now...

by Anonymousreply 29102/15/2021

Can't wait for the audio of the burn brae production!

by Anonymousreply 29202/15/2021

Are there really "People who are not afraid to die"? What was Carole Bayer Sager thinking?

by Anonymousreply 29302/15/2021

she was wishing Marvin Hamlisch's cocklet stretched between the moon and New York City.

by Anonymousreply 29402/15/2021

I'm afraid to fly. And I don't know why.

by Anonymousreply 29502/15/2021

r295 = Erica Jong

by Anonymousreply 29602/15/2021

Miss Ellen Greene

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I want to have "With One Look's" babies...

by Anonymousreply 29802/15/2021

Did Ellen Greene play the part in any other city but Chicago? Lucky Chicagoans...

by Anonymousreply 29902/17/2021

Ellen only played Chicago. I believe it was a 6 month engagement.

by Anonymousreply 30002/17/2021

I'm amazed it could sustain a six month run...

by Anonymousreply 30102/17/2021

...not to mention 1.5 DL threads.

by Anonymousreply 30202/17/2021

Rewinding to the Simon production before Song, anybody have strong feelings about Chapter Two?

by Anonymousreply 30302/17/2021

Ask that cunt Anita Gillette.

by Anonymousreply 30402/17/2021

I saw Chapter Two with Larry Luckinbill and then wife Robin Strasser. I believe the marriage ended during their run. I thought she was quite good. He was fine. The play is too long but it’s not the worst thing he’s written. Anita, btw, replaced Pamela Bellwood during rehearsals.

by Anonymousreply 30502/17/2021

Sounds like Anita made a career of replacing much younger women in roles she was too old to play.

by Anonymousreply 30602/17/2021

Maybe Anita's preparing to play Elphaba?

by Anonymousreply 30702/18/2021

In Carole Bayer Sager's autobiography, she points out that by the time the show was written, she and Hamlisch were essentially over as a couple. She also writes that she thought he was bi-polar.

by Anonymousreply 30802/18/2021

She also admits because the show was so cheap to produce, it had recouped before they left L.A. Those were the days...

by Anonymousreply 30902/18/2021

I imagine a lot of those Neil Simon shows recouped quickly.

by Anonymousreply 31002/18/2021

It's sad that Simon's reputation has diminished so much. Yes, the shows are jokey but funny is funny and no one has really shown up who can write funny for the theater. Most of what passes these days has nowhere near his level of craftsmanship, even if the result is dated or out of fashion. And now with general anti-old-white-man backlash, he may never come back into fashion. Pity.

by Anonymousreply 31102/19/2021

I think you're right r311, and one of the reasons for maintaining this profoundly interesting thread on TPOS is to keep a public celebration and examination of Simon alive!

by Anonymousreply 31202/19/2021

Sid Caesar was on Dick Cavett last night. He was doing the national tour of Last of the Red Hot Lovers with Elaine Hyman, Jill O'Hara and Doris Roberts. I saw a summer tour of it with George Gobel. The only performance I really remember is Jane Curtin's.

by Anonymousreply 31302/19/2021

Manny Azenberg and Morton Gottleib were classy producers and made their investors lots of $$$. Same Time, Next Year has recouped by opening night.

by Anonymousreply 31402/19/2021

Really, r314? With that enormous cast?

by Anonymousreply 31502/19/2021

Jane Curtin did Last of the Red Hot Lovers opposite George Gobel?

by Anonymousreply 31602/19/2021

1972, r316, she played Bobbi Michele. I saw the production here...

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by Anonymousreply 31702/19/2021

R315. LOL. Yes it was cheap to produce but that would not happen today.

by Anonymousreply 31802/19/2021

I NEVER miss a Jane Curtain comedy!

by Anonymousreply 31902/19/2021

r319, you ignorant slut.

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sic transit gloria mundi...

by Anonymousreply 32102/22/2021

[quote]sic transit gloria mundi...

Also Gloria Stivic.

by Anonymousreply 32202/22/2021

Just plain....Gloria.

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Gloria!

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Ghastly!

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Gloria Mundy's pussy stinks!

by Anonymousreply 32602/22/2021

From LA...

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by Anonymousreply 32702/23/2021

Interesting the orchestration is different than Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 32802/24/2021

That's what tryouts are for, r328.

by Anonymousreply 32902/24/2021

They released a single of "Falling"....What could they have been thinking? Wasn't Casablanca primarily a disco label? Maybe the Coke was flowing...

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by Anonymousreply 33002/25/2021

Bump. This. Thread. Not just for tonight.

by Anonymousreply 33103/03/2021

Sitting in Quogue...Missing this thread.

by Anonymousreply 33203/05/2021

Towns with a "k" sound are funny.

by Anonymousreply 33303/05/2021

I Miss the Mountains...

Wrong show...

by Anonymousreply 33403/05/2021

I thought it was fun when they hired Ted Wass and Diana Canova from the TV show [italic]Soap[/italic]. Are there other examples of shows hiring a "team" that was interesting together, rather than based entirely on their individual draw?

by Anonymousreply 33503/08/2021

[quote]Are there other examples of shows hiring a "team" that was interesting together, rather than based entirely on their individual draw?

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr. were offered the tour, but Gary talked them out of it.

by Anonymousreply 33603/08/2021

We cannot let the doubters win. This thread must rally. Everyone do your part. Here's where my boys come in!

by Anonymousreply 33703/10/2021

Did I mention I left during the second act of the original production? I thought it couldn't remain as dull as it had been during the first. I mean something had to happen right? Nothing did and I had gotten to the point of theater going where I just didn't want to waste my time. The large stage of the Imperial was very empty. I also saw the original Chapter Two there. Another truly lousy Neil Simon play that was too small for the theater. But at least that had a sterling cast. At least his biographical plays were good and it's hard to believe now but Broderick was wonderful in two of them.

by Anonymousreply 33803/10/2021

They're Playing Our Song was the Broadway musical equivalent of Like Cola....(look it up...)

by Anonymousreply 33903/11/2021

Chapter Two was autobiographical.

by Anonymousreply 34003/11/2021

No r338 you didn’t mention. Did I mention no one gives a shit?

by Anonymousreply 34103/11/2021

Not 𝙢𝙮 Like, r339!

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I'M. ARAID. TO. FLY.

by Anonymousreply 34304/04/2021

Do you know why?

by Anonymousreply 34404/04/2021

I don’t!

by Anonymousreply 34504/04/2021

The decline of this thread is like when passion turned to pain.

by Anonymousreply 34604/05/2021

Did anyone here attend the 40th reunion concert? I was hoping a bootleg would pop up. Never did.

by Anonymousreply 34704/05/2021

Here's a short clip at least

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Thank you! Sorry I missed it :)

by Anonymousreply 34904/05/2021

RIP TPOS thread

by Anonymousreply 35004/17/2021

Right now my mind is such a mess I hardly knew this thread was here. HEY BABAY!

by Anonymousreply 35104/17/2021

[quote]HEY BABAY!

Uh, no.

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by Anonymousreply 35204/17/2021

KAREN OLIVIO IS SONIA WALSK!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 35304/17/2021

[italic]She/They're Playing Our Song[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 35404/18/2021

Maybe it's time for a [italic]TPOS[/italic] film with CGI-aged-up Ben Platt and CGIU-aged-down Julianne Moore.

by Anonymousreply 35505/18/2021

I'm so happy this thread is back...I can't WAIT til we get to Quogue!

by Anonymousreply 35605/18/2021

Dick Van Dyke and Betty White in They're Graying Our Song?

Lame, I know, but anything to keep the thread alive.

by Anonymousreply 35705/18/2021

Mary Martin and Robert Preston in "They're Decaying Our Song"?

by Anonymousreply 35805/19/2021

Sweeney co-stars Angela Lansbury & Len Carioiu happily both still alive, reunited in "They're Slaying Our Song"

by Anonymousreply 35905/19/2021

Sean Hayes and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in They're Gaying Our Song. Or They're Feying Our Song. Or They're Braying Our Song.

by Anonymousreply 36005/20/2021

RuPaul and Billy Porter in "They're sachey chantey-ing Our Song"

by Anonymousreply 36105/20/2021

Watch.

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by Anonymousreply 36205/20/2021

I like the rhyming game. And keeping this thread alive because other queens are pissed about that.

by Anonymousreply 36305/20/2021

They subjected everyone to " Follies," so fuck them.

by Anonymousreply 36405/20/2021

I LOVE how ugly the set is.

by Anonymousreply 36505/20/2021

S&M version: They're Flaying Our Song

by Anonymousreply 36605/21/2021

The Ryan Murphy version starring David Corenswet and Lea Michele: "They're gaying our song."

by Anonymousreply 36705/21/2021

Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan in [italic]They're Buffeting Our Song[/italic], following the tradition of TV co-stars Diana Canova & Tess Wass

by Anonymousreply 36805/21/2021

"S&M version: They're Flaying Our Songzzzzzzz"

Sorry, that title is already taken

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by Anonymousreply 36905/21/2021

They're Spaying My Dog

by Anonymousreply 37005/21/2021

Lauren Bacall and Harry Guardino in "We're BRAY-ING this fucking Song!"

by Anonymousreply 37105/22/2021

r360 did "braying" already r371

by Anonymousreply 37205/22/2021

Isaac Powell (naked please) in They’re Wes Tay-Taying Our Song.

by Anonymousreply 37305/26/2021

You win, r373, You win.

by Anonymousreply 37405/26/2021

This is the commercial for the show at r373

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by Anonymousreply 37505/27/2021

Giada de Laurentiis and Guy Fieri in "They're Sauteeing our Song"

by Anonymousreply 37605/31/2021

I was playing my "Daily Mix" from Spotify today, and noticed that the title song from the OBC of "TPOS" was grayed out for some reason. Does this means Spotify doesn't have access to it? Obviously it must have at one time or it wouldn't be in my Daily Mix.

by Anonymousreply 37705/31/2021

The Marvin Hamlisch estate is quite militant -- the widow is a bit much. My guess is they have something to do with it...

by Anonymousreply 37805/31/2021

God I miss the 70s...

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by Anonymousreply 37905/31/2021

Nureyev and Fonteyn in [italic]They're Balleting Our Song[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 38006/04/2021

Sutton and Borle in "They're Crocheting Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 38106/04/2021

Those Real Estate Brothers in "They're Parqueting Our Song"

by Anonymousreply 38206/04/2021

The cast of West Side Story in "They're Delaying Our Song"

by Anonymousreply 38306/04/2021

well played r383

by Anonymousreply 38406/04/2021

The cast of 70 Girls 70 in "They're Decaying Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 38506/06/2021

Siegfried and Roy in They’re Mandalay Baying Our Song.

by Anonymousreply 38606/06/2021

R386, please marry me

by Anonymousreply 38706/06/2021

The ghosts of Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in "They're Manderleying Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 38806/06/2021

Sure thing, r387, and we can do this all day.

Secretariat and Ruffian in They're Neighing Our Song.

by Anonymousreply 38906/07/2021

Just what Broadway needs - a musical about race relations. Look for it to win many Tonys, especially for its felon producer. From The Times:

“Paradise Square,” a new musical that explores race relations in 19th-century New York, plans to open on Broadway next winter, making it the first previously unscheduled musical to step forward since the pandemic began.

The show, which has been reworked and in development for a decade, is about a long-gone slum in Lower Manhattan, Five Points, where, during the run-up to the Civil War, free Black residents and Irish immigrants coexisted until the draft riots of 1863.

“Paradise Square” is a comeback bid by a storied Canadian producer, Garth Drabinsky, who won three Tony Awards in the 1990s but then was convicted of fraud. He served time in a Canadian prison; charges in the United States were later dismissed.

by Anonymousreply 39006/08/2021

John, Paul, George, and Ringo in "They' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Daying Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 39106/09/2021

Two U.N. Translators in "They're Conveying Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 39206/09/2021

Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick Sargent – or Dick York, doesn’t matter — in “They’re Mr. Bombaying Our Song.”

by Anonymousreply 393Last Sunday at 7:03 PM

Technically it would be "They're Dr. Bombaying Our Song" but this clarification doesn't negate the triumph of this one.

by Anonymousreply 394Last Monday at 6:35 AM

Thanks r394. I swear I [italic]meant[/italic] "Dr." and didn't check before posting.

by Anonymousreply 395Last Monday at 7:39 AM

Joe Frazier & Muhammad Ali in "They're Cassius Claying Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 396Last Monday at 7:41 AM

These two in [italic]They're Anime-ing Our Song[/italic].

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by Anonymousreply 397Last Monday at 8:19 AM

Ben & Jerry in "They're Sorbet-ing Our Song."

by Anonymousreply 398Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM
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