Musical Theatre Guild presents a Staged Concert Version of
THE GOODBYE GIRL
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics: David Zippel
Book: Neil Simon
Based on Simon’s 1977 award-winning screenplay of the same name
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 5 Tony® Awards and won the Drama Desk Award for Mr. Hamlisch’s brassy, giddy and rhythmic score.