Liberace docudrama movie ‘Behind the Candelabra’ gets rave reviews, awards talk

Behind the Candelabra” had its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21. The movie was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, but didn’t win any prizes at the festival. However, based on the rave reviews and pundits’ predictions, expect “Behind the Candelabra” to get nominated for major awards that have categories for TV-movies. “Michael Douglas …

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Liberace’ Music Supervisor Evyen Klean Discusses Marvin Hamlisch’s Role, Michael Douglas’ Singing Voice

New York — Among the film’s strong points are the arrangements of the late Marvin Hamlisch; “Behind the Candelabra” was the pianist’s final film. Elektra released the soundtrack on May 21. Klean discussed Hamlisch’s role, the power of Liberace as a performer and Michael Douglas’ singing. Marvin and I started to chart out the arc of what had to happen …

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CNN: Jerry Weintraub: Liberace paved the way for Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna

A biopic of piano legend Liberace was not an easy sell. “I bought the book. We had Richard LaGravenese adapt the book and make a screenplay out of it. It’s an extraordinary screenplay. And that’s what attracted Steven Soderbergh, and that’s what attracted Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Marvin Hamlisch, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds,” said Weintraub. Producer Jerry Weintraub …

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Elektra Released BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Soundtrack May 21st.

Elektra Records has announced the release of “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA — MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL FILM,” the musical companion to the highly anticipated HBO Films production. (Musical Score and arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch.) The album arrives at all leading digital retailers today, May 21st; Behind the Candelabra debuts on HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9pm (check local listings). …

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Michael Douglas Will Be Honored With Marvin Hamlisch Memorial Award at American Cancer Society Gala — June 3rd.

New York, NY — In support of the American Cancer Society, One Centennial Sensation will honor the late Marvin Hamlisch’s birthday with an evening of performances and appearances by friends and family — June 3. Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) The event will be held at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where Michael Douglas will receive the first annual …

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Thank you Boston Pops!

Boston, MA — To the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Boston Pops, staff, and audiences: Marvin Hamlisch had some of his most wonderful memorable musical moments with the Boston Pops. He was thrilled with your fine musicians, loved working with your staff, and adored the audiences. Marvin was first and foremost a musician and he loved and appreciated his musicians. …

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Boston Pops: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

Boston, MA —   May 14 & 15 2013 Join Broadway stars Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, Donna McKechnie, and Maestro Keith Lockhart as they pay tribute to the wonderful talents of one of the greatest contributors to music over the last century, Marvin Hamlisch. As composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony …

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