Barbra Streisand graced the Oscar stage for the first time in 36 years to honor her late friend, Marvin Hamlisch.

Los Angeles, CA – She thanked the songwriter, who passed away last year, for his “extraordinary depth and versatility,” calling him “a generous friend who always made me laugh.” “Marvin Hamlisch was a composer of extraordinary depth and versatility. He was also a very kind and generous friend who could always make me laugh.”   Streisand added, “Over the years, …

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Review: More than 30 years on from its last West End production, A Chorus Line returns with a blast of joie-de-vivre

LONDON, UK – It’s a generous tribute to theatre’s unheralded performers, told through the ins and outs of the audition process as 17 hopefuls compete for eight spots as dancers in a Broadway musical. “Marvin Hamlisch’s music, which combines lyrical yearning with brutal functionalism and slap-down theatricality, is as brilliant and infectious as ever”- Michael Coveney of whatsonstage.com Their stories …

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A Chorus Line opens tonight at the London Palladium!

LONDON, UK – A CHORUS LINE, starring John Partridge, Leigh Zimmerman and Scarlett Strallen, opens at the London Palladium tonight! The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, features book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The original London production opened at the Drury Lane …

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London, UK – Marvin Hamlisch wins for Best Original Music at WhatsOnStage awards!

LONDON, UK – WhatsOnStage Awards (The Theatergoer’s choice) celebrated with a concert at  the Palace Theatre in London on February 17, 2013. Marvin Hamlisch was awarded for Best Original Music for the score for The musical “Sweet Smell of Success.” Sweet Smell of Success is a musical created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book). The …

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Marvin’s Valentine

Marvin’s Valentine:   “Why would he be calling me and who gave him my number?” Terre asked. “I don’t want to go out with some show-business type.” “Terre,” Said her friend, “I think you should call back. Maybe it was really him. He’s a wonderful composer. Those melodies sound like they must come from his heart. I don’t think he’s …

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