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Marla Schaffel: The Unofficial Fan Website

This page spotlights one of Marla's recent projects. Visit the current project page for ongoing and upcoming projects!

Marla Schaffel (Billie Bendrix), James Ludwig (Jimmy Winters)

Marla Schaffel (Billie Bendrix), James Ludwig (Jimmy Winters)

Marla Schaffel (Billie Bendrix), Mark Lotito (Duke Mahoney), Michael McGrath (Cookie McGee)

They All Laughed!
The New Gershwin Musical

Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT
June 29–September 22, 2001

Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse

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They All Laughed! is a madcap musical comedy of bootleggers, cads, and chorus girls set to a score of glorious songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including "He Loves and She Loves," "The Sweet and Low Down," "Heaven on Earth," "Clap Yo’ Hands," "Let’s Kiss and Make Up," "My Cousin in Milwaukee," and, of course, "They All Laughed!"

Marla stars as Billie Bendix, a bootlegger who falls for a wealthy playboy (played by James Ludwig) when she and her gang hide their hot hootch in his Long Island mansion. The talented cast also features Mark Lotito, Michael McGrath, David Dollase, Dennis Kelly, and Donna English.

(Information courtesy of www.goodspeed.org.)

"They All Laughed!...is a sparkling, delicious entertainment overflowing with vintage tunes, a well-crafted book and, under Christopher Ashley’s crisp direction, irresistible giddiness."

(E. Kyle Minor, New Haven Register)

Other spotlight pages:
My Fair Lady (2005)
The Sound of Music
Let Me Sing
My Fair Lady (2002)

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