NEW YORK, NY. FEINSTEIN / 54 BELOW: The Marvin Hamlisch-David Zippel score from the musical “The Goodbye Girl” was sung at Feinstein / 54 Below.
For the record: Two performances of “The Goodbye Girl concert” took place on June 26, 2017 at Feinstein’s / 54Below, 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan.
Thanks to Cast and Crew! Team Marvin Hamlisch: A Celebration!
The 1993 musical “The Goodbye Girl,” which boasts a score by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Neil Simon was sung in concerts (two concerts) at Feinstein / 54 Below by the actress Kate Baldwin and the actor Santino Fontana.
Baldwin told Playbill, “I saw the out of town tryout and loved its humor and heart with such flawed humans at the center. And those Marvin Hamlisch songs with lyrics by my friend David Zippel give an actor so much to bite into. I’m thrilled to get to do it.”
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Elliot, the overzealous actor who ends up moving into her apartment. Baldwin, who earned a Tony nomination for her performance in
the 2010 revival of Finian’s Rainbow, has also appeared in Big Fish and Wonderful Town. She is currently in rehearsals for the Bette Midler revival of
Hello, Dolly!, playing Irene Molloy.
VIDEO: Act One Overture from “The Goodbye Girl” — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch:
The Importance of Being Earnest. His performance in the short-lived 2009 revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs nevertheless earned him the Drama Desk Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play.
including Best Actress (Peters), Best Actor (Short), Best Choreography (Graciela Daniele), Best Direction (Michael Kidd), and Best Musical. It played 188 regular performances and 23 previews.
A revised version of the musical, featuring numerous new songs, premiered in London in 1997 starring Ann Crumb. Original cast albums of both the Broadway and London productions preserve the scores.
Liza Minnelli introduces The Goodbye Girl on the 1993 Tony Awards with Martin Short and Bernadette Peters:
TERRE BLAIR HAMLISCH WROTE:
“The Goodbye Girl” (Musical, 1993) — Flashback: