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Freud Playhouse at UCLA
245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 91 members
Review from Shoshi Wilchfort
Red Velvet 114 events 28 reviews

It was very entertaining, and the talent superb...

reviewed Oct 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kaci Christian
Red Velvet 85 events 25 reviews

I've been familiar with the music for this show since the early 1980s (the show was first mounted in 1979) and have loved, loved, loved the music and story. It's written by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, and is an autobiographical look at...continued

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Review from Eloise
Red Velvet 26 events 18 reviews

If you see NOTHING else this year, you must not miss this exceptional performance. The singing and acting were amazing. The timing, humor and voices surpassed my expectations. Having seen this show before, this is my favorite rendition!!! The...continued

reviewed Sep 29 2010 report as inappropriate
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Event Website

http://www.reprise.org

Description

Reprise Theatre Company opens their season with the Tony-nominated Best Musical, They’re Playing Our Song_.  Featuring a book by Neil Simon, this audience favorite follows the on-again, off-again romance of one very despondent composer and one very ditzy lyricist, as they try to create their own unique love song. Based on the real-life love affair of composer Marvin Hamlisch, and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager (who also penned the delicious score)_, __this whirling dervish of a musical comedy will have you humming its songs between each and every laugh.

*Jason Alexander *is proud to be part of this amazing cast while additionally serving as Artistic Director for Reprise and is delighted to be working with its wonderful staff and Board of Directors. Jason__ __is probably best known for his 9-year, award-winning stint as George Costanza on the hit TV series Seinfeld. However, those who know him only as George will be surprised to learn of his extensive background as an actor, director, producer, and writer. Besides Seinfeld, his television credits include: Bob Patterson (prod./co-creator); Listen Up (prod.); the TV films of Bye Bye Birdie, The Man Who Saved Christmas, Cinderella, and A Christmas Carol; guest appearances on Newhart, Friends,__ Monk__, Star Trek-Voyager, Malcolm in the Middle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Criminal Minds and multiple episodes of the animated series Duckman, Aladdin, Dilbert, and Dinosaurs. His film credits include: Pretty Woman; White Palace; North; Dunston Checks In; Love, Valor, Compassion; Rocky and Bullwinkle, __Ira and Abby __and the upcoming, Hachiko. Jason has starred on Broadway in the original companies of __Merrily We Roll Along; The Rink; Broadway Bound; Accomplice; and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,__ for which he won the Tony, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actor in a Musical. He also authored the libretto of the show which received the Tony Award for Best Musical. On the L.A. stage, Jason has starred in Give ‘Em Hell, Harry; Defiled; the long-running hit of The Producers with Martin Short and the very first Reprise production, Promises, Promises. Jason has directed in every medium: Television (Seinfeld, Remember WENN, Campus Ladies, Everybody Hates Chris, ‘Til Death); Film (For Better or Worse and__ Just Looking__) and Stage (The God of Hell at the Geffen; Sunday In The Park With George and the newly adapted __Damn Yankees __at Reprise and countless benefits). Jason produced the films, Agent Cody Banks and its sequel as well as the TV special Ultimate Trek. He has also authored the children’s book, Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? He has won the title of Parlor Magician of the Year at the prestigious Magic Castle and he is a noted player in the celebrity poker circuit. Jason resides in L.A. with his wife Daena and their children, Gabriel and Noah.

Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of Broadway’s most relevant and versatile leading ladies. She recently starred in 9 to 5: The Musical as Judy Bernly earning her a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Leading up to 9 to 5, Stephanie found herself busy onstage as well as in the recording studio, starring as Elphaba in the Broadway Company of Wicked and recording her debut solo album, This Place I Know. Other Broadway credits include originating the roles of Grace O’Malley in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). She also starred in the First National Touring Company of WIcked as Elphaba for which she won the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress and the Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Some of her regional credits include Funny Girl, Crazy For You (L.A. Ovation Award Nominee), Oliver (Critics Award-Best Actress), James Joyce’s The Dead, Triumph of Love, __The Grass Harp, South Pacific, Will Rogers Follies, __and the World Premiere of Wicked. Ms. Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras throughout United States. Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed in both NYC and in London. Stephanie’s voice can be heard on the original cast recordings of __The Boy From Oz, The Pirate Queen, __and 9 to 5: The Musical (Grammy Nomination) and, of course, her solo album, This Place I Know.  She is a proud member of The Musical Theatre Guild and has been a member of Actors’ Equity since 1995. “To my family, loved ones and my God – Thanks and Praise!” www.stephaniejblock.com

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