Postponed! Recent Big Fish co-stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin had been set to reunite for a one-night-only concert of The Goodbye Girl on April 7. However “due to a late-breaking change in the availability of its headliners” the concert will be rescheduled for Fall 2014. Perhaps Butz’s new Netflix role had something to do with it?
Penned by David Zippel, Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch and based on the Oscar-winning film, The Goodbye Girl chronicles the unlikely romance between Paula (Baldwin), a single mother who has been jilted one too many times by one too many actors, and Elliot (Butz), another actor, who shows up at her door—out of the blue—with a lease to sublet her apartment.
The original Broadway production of The Goodbye Girl opened on March 4, 1993 at the Marquis Theatre and starred Bernadette Peters and Martin Short (in his Broadway debut). Directed by Michael Kidd with choreography by Graciela Daniele, the show ran for 188 performances and garnered five 1993 Tony nominations including Best Musical.