So happy to be able to be a part of this celebration of the 40th anniversary (WHAT?!) of #TheyrePlayingOurSong
. When @luciearnazofficial
called me to ask and told me it would benefit @theactorsfund
-how could I say no? This was my 1st professional job. Blessed to be able to revisit it w/friends & colleagues , & support #TheActorsFund
which has been there for me and so many others in so many ways ! Such a joyful, fun show #SweetBeginnings
Been sitting on this secret for weeks. Now you can all know! Very exciting news!!! Additional casting/ company info for the February 11, 2019 40th Anniversary “They’re Playing Our Song” reading/concert with Robert Klein and myself at The Music Box Theatre in NY was left out of the initial announcement. But, I want to let you know the rest of the insanely fun news.
We have two of the three girl “voices” already. Wait for it...
Donna Murphy and Debbie Gravitte!!! Donna was actually a swing in our production and Debbie (Shapiro, in those days) was one of the three original “voices” as well as my original understudy!
Hal Shane, from the original company, has agreed to play one of the three male “voices”! AND my darling, Ron Abel, will be handling Vernon’s “fingers” taking on the piano parts in our full sized, on stage orchestra directed by our original Broadway conductor, Larry Blank. And, of course, we are ALL donating our services for The Actor’s Fund. We are excited to be raising money that will benefit hundreds of fellow performers and backstage magicians as well as our original assistant conductor and “fingers” on those keys in the pit, the irreplaceable Fran Liebergall.
The ridiculously talented Chet Walker will be directing with the blessing and guidance of Pat Birch, our original choreographer. So darn cool.
It’s a staged reading (scripts in hand) but with all songs and a full on orchestra!
It’s going to be unforgettable.
Ya gotta be there.
Check with The Actor’s Fund for tickets.
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