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Simon and Garfunkel jukebox musical coming to the Bing

U.S. folk-rock duo Paul Simon, right, and Art Garfunkel perform at Hyde Park in central London Thursday, July 15, 2004, their second of two UK gigs, and the first for twenty years. (MYUNG JUNG KIM / AP)
U.S. folk-rock duo Paul Simon, right, and Art Garfunkel perform at Hyde Park in central London Thursday, July 15, 2004, their second of two UK gigs, and the first for twenty years. (MYUNG JUNG KIM / AP)

Few acts have added to the American songbook quite like Simon and Garfunkel, from their time as Tom and Jerry and the release of “Hey Schoolgirl” to “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and everything in between.

But the relationship between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel was often not as in sync as their harmonies, and the pair broke up in 1970, though they’ve reunited for several concerts since then.

“The Simon and Garfunkel Story,” coming to the Bing Crosby Theater on Sunday, takes audiences through the ups and downs of the prolific pair’s entire career.

The jukebox musical stars Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon and Benjamin Cooley as Art Garfunkel.

It features projection photos, original film footage and many of Simon and Garfunkel’s biggest hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer” and “The Sound of Silence.”

The show ends with the duo’s 1981 reunion concert in Central Park, which half a million fans attended.

Bloom and Cooley are backed by Josh Turner, Martin Martiarena, Bob Sale, Alec Hamilton, Randy McStine and Marc Encabo.

“Taking the best of the tribute band genre and mixing it with powerful images and stories of the times that shaped the pair’s songwriting, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ brings to life the lyrics and melodies that helped to shape a generation and propel the duo to fame,” the Burnley Express’ Sally Dhakme wrote of the show’s U.K. tour.

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