Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents:


Book by Neil Simon

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by David Zippel

Originally Produced on Broadway by

Office Two-One Inc, Gladys Nederlander, Stewart F Lane, James M Nederlander,

Richard Kagan and Emanuel Azenberg

Presented by Neglected Musicals Pty Ltd

By Arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia

Director Tyran Parke

Musical Director Brad Miller

Producer Michelle Guthrie

Monday 26 October at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday 1 November at 12.30pm

Three performances only at Hayes Theatre Co, Potts Point.


Deone Zanotto, Aaron Tsindos, Romy Watson, Leah Howard, Caroline Kasper, Lisa Callingham, Emma Cooperthwaite and more

Neglected Musicals will present the Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch musical comedy The Goodbye Girl at Hayes Theatre Co on Monday 26 October and Sunday 1 November for 3 shows only.  Directed by Tyran Parke this 1993 Broadway Musical is based on Simon’s original screenplay for the 1977 film of the same name which starred Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss.

Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia.  Neglected Musicals presents a reading of a chosen show with scripts in hand, with the musical numbers sung through, after only one day’s rehearsal.

“With the pedigree of talent involved in creating this show originally on Broadway, it always held great interest for me, said the director of The Goodbye Girl, Tyran Parke.  “I’ve loved the hilarious, award-winning movie and the subsequent Marvin Hamlish / David Zippel songs for twenty years.  It’s funny, it’s romantic and it’s got a truly winning Broadway score that I know audiences will fall in love with.”

The original production, directed by Michael Kidd, opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on March 4, 1993 and closed on August 15, 1993 after 188 performances and 23 previews. The opening cast included Bernadette Peters as Paula McFadden and Martin Short as Elliot Garfield, marking Martin Short’s Broadway debut.

Egotistical actor Elliot Garfield sublets a friend’s Manhattan apartment only to discover it is still occupied by his friend’s ex-girlfriend Paula, a former dancer, and her precocious pre-teen daughter Lucy. Initially suspicious and antagonistic, Elliot and Paula arrive at an uneasy truce.  While attempting to cohabit as peacefully as possible, despite their differences of opinion and temperament, Elliot and Paula find themselves attracted to each other.

“The Goodbye Girl movie is loved by so many and when it opened on Broadway an Australian production started to be put together.  However as is sometimes the way with showbiz, plans were shelved and Sydney audiences haven’t been able to see this five-time Tony-Nominated musical until now,” said producer Michelle Guthrie.

Previous Neglected Musicals presentations; No Way To Treat a Lady, Girl Crazy, See Saw, My Favourite Year, She Loves Me, Nick and Nora, On the 20th Century, Lucy Stiff, Variations, Superman and Dearworld.

Neglected Musicals is not for profit, where the participants are volunteers.  All proceeds from ticket sales fund the next Neglected Musical.

Tickets $40

Bookings via the Neglected Musicals website, Hayes Theatre Co website or by calling 02 8065 7337.

The featured image is taken from the Original 1993 Broadway Production of The Goodbye Girl.