They're Playing Our Song is the tale of two singer/
songwriters. He's a neurotic Oscar-winning composer, she's a gifted but flighty lyricist. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy sings song, boy gets girl. Loosely based on the lives of the play's composers, Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer Sager, who were essayed in the original Broadway production by Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz, the play was a hit when it opened on Broadway's Imperial Theater on February 11 1979. It ran 1082 performances-closing September 6, 1981.
They're Playing Our Song was a 1979 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Neil Simon) Best Actor in a Musical (Robert Klein) and Best Direction of a Musical (Robert Moore). Tragically, the Original Broadway Production did not win a single Tony Award.
They're Playing Our Song is very popular on the theater revival circuit for two reasons:
2. The unquestionable marquee value of it's tony award winning playwright, the bard of Brooklyn, Neil "Doc" Simon.
Mike's Incredible Production of They're Playing Our Song premiered at in Madras, India on April 26, 1999. A reporter from NDTV (New Delhi Television) was in the audience that night. Below is a transcript of her on-air review:
A few days later the production moved to Bangalore, where it received the following review: ""They're Playing Our Song"...but why is it out of tune?"
Indian audience reactions to Mike's Incredible Production of They're Playing Our Song