Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The London Premier of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a comedy musical with a book by Ben H. Winters and Erik Jackson, music by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield and Phillip Cody with musical arrangements by Tom Kitt is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village.This musical features eighteen songs by pop icon Neil Sedaka including “Stupid Cupid”, “Laughter in the Rain”, “Solitaire”, “Oh! Carol”, “Calendar Girl” and of course the unforgettable title track “Breaking Up is Hard to do”.
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Set during the 1960 Labour Day weekend at “Esther’s Paradise Resort Hotel” in Catskills, New York it features friends Marge and Lois from Brooklyn, looking for a good time and romance. They are hoping to find “Where the boys are” as Marge has been jilted at the alter and doesn’t want to be “Solitaire” so takes Lois to her honeymoon destination. Catskills is a resort which showcased young entertainers and Neil Sedaka met his wide of 54 years, Leba, at her Mother’s hotel there and contributed many of his own ventures into the book.