The Music of Marvin Hamlisch — Film: The Way We Were (1973)

Academy Awards, USA 1974: The Way We Were won Oscars for: Oscar Best Music, Original Song: Marvin Hamlisch (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song “The Way We Were”. Best Music, Original Dramatic Score: Marvin Hamlisch The film was Nominated for: Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role: Barbra Streisand Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling Jr. Best Art …

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Audio Preview: Donna McKechnie talks about the symphony tribute: “Marvin Hamlisch — One Singular Sensation”

Guest Artist Donna McKechnie speaks about the content of the program “Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch — One Singular Sensation”  The program includes selections from Marvin Hamlisch’s extensive body of work. (From Broadway’s “A Chorus Line,” “They’re Playing Our Song,”  “Sweet Smell of Success.” From Hollywood’s “The Way We Were,” “The Sting,”  “Ice Castles,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Swimmer” and more…) GET …

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▶ Song: Ordinary Miracles — Barbra Streisand — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song: Ordinary Miracles. Rendition by Barbra Streisand. Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch During her 1994 concert tour, Barbra introduced this song with the following statement: “I believe that the most powerful source of energy is the human heart. It’s capable of deep compassion and caring. And when someone acts out of that — compassion and caring …

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▶ Song: Rite On The Brooklyn Bridge — from “Sophie’s Choice” (Film, 1982) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song: Rite On The Brooklyn Bridge — from “Sophie’s Choice” (Film, 1982) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch FILM: SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982) — Musical Score by Marvin Hamlisch. Song: “Ride On The Brooklyn Bridge” “Alan J. Pakula made a powerful, tender, exquisitely crafted film, with excellent performances by Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter McNichol, and emotional score. This is a …

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▶ DANCE VIDEOS: Song: “The Music and The Mirror” — Donna McKechnie, Laurie Gamache

VIDEO FLASHBACK — Song: The Music and The Mirror. From the Broadway Musical A CHORUS LINE. — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. The Musical A Chorus Line celebrates 40 Years! Happy Anniversary!  #AChorusLine40! Donna McKechnie and Laurie Gamache during performances of the Broadway Musical A CHORUS LINE, dancing the song “The Music and the Mirror.” Both are SUPERB!   DANCE: …

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Thank you Chicago! Musical: They’re Playing Our Song. A Brown Paper Box Co. Production. (Played Jul & Aug, 2017)

BROWN PAPER BOX CO. PRESENTED: MUSICAL: THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. “Complemented by Neil Simon’s comedic writing this is a story about the joy of falling in love and making art.” For The Record: The Musical was performed from July 21 to  Aug 20, 2017 at The Rivendell Theatre in Chicago, Il. Musical: They’re Playing Our Song. A Brown Paper Box …

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▶ Song: “If He Really Knew Me” (From The Broadway Musical “They’re Playing Our Song”) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song If He Really Knew Me’ (3:34) from the 1978 Broadway Musical ” They’re Playing Our Song” — Original Broadway Cast Recording.   “They’re Playing Our Song” (1978) is a musical with a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlisch. The original Broadway cast includes Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein. “In a story based on …

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▶ Song: “Fielding and Nancy” — Music from BANANAS (Film, 1971) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song: “Fielding and Nancy” — Music from BANANAS (Film, 1971) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch: (A Beautiful Piano Composition by Maestro Hamlisch) Bananas is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen, Louise Lasser, and Carlos Montalbán, Sylvester Stallone. Allen’s second film as director (after Take the Money and Run (1969), and not counting What’s Up, …

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Oscars 1974: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch — Scott Joplin and The Sting (1973)

The Sting (Film, 1973) won Oscars for: Best Picture: Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips, Best Director: George Roy Hill Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced: David S. Ward Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Henry Bumstead, James W. Payne Best Costume Design: Edith Head Best Film Editing: William Reynolds Best Music, …

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