The Goodbye Girl: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Goodbye Girl follows the ups and downs of single mother, Paula, and her daughter, Lucy, as they navigate life in New York City. When Paula’s boyfriend unexpectedly leaves her, she finds herself struggling to make ends meet while pursuing her dreams of getting back into the dance scene. The Goodbye Girl explores themes of love, friendship, and resilience as Paula and Lucy learn to trust each other and open their hearts to new possibilities.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

Cast Size: 13+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1990s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics: David Zippel

Book: Neil Simon

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1993)➝

Original London Cast (1997)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1990s, Based on a Movie, Child Roles, Family, Rom-Com

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