THANK YOU OMAHA! – Omaha Symphony presented: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2015

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Symphony saluted Marvin Hamlisch on January 31st & February 1st, 2015 at The Holland Performing Arts Center. Ernest Richardson, Conductor.

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Jodi Benson during performance with the Omaha Symphony - Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch (1/31 7 2/1, 2015)

Jodi Benson during performance with the Omaha Symphony – Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch (1/31 7 2/1, 2015)

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The Music of Marvin Hamlisch,

One Singular Sensation.

January 31, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015 – 2:00

Omaha Symph jan 2015 - jodi-donna-dougBNobody did it better than Marvin Hamlisch, award-winning composer of A Chorus Line, The Way We Were and The Sting. Stars of the Broadway stage joined the orchestra to pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and performer.

Holland Performing Arts Center
Ernest Richardson, conductor
Donna McKechnie, vocals
Jodi Benson, vocals
Doug LaBrecque, vocals
Chorus

Donna McKechnie:

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of "Cassie" in the original cast for the  musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of “Cassie” in the original cast for the musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

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Jodi Benson:

Jodi Benson: Benson's Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called "Disneyland". (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch)  In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Jodi Benson: Benson’s Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called “Disneyland”. (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch)
In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Doug LaBrecque:

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera.  In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

Omaha Symphony:

OMAHA SYMPHONY

The Omaha Symphony has been an essential resource for orchestral performances, musical entertainment, and education for more than 90 years.

Founded in 1921, the Omaha Symphony’s virtuosity and versatility are showcased in six distinct concert series:  MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Family, Symphony Joslyn, and the Movie Music series.  In addition to mainstage performances, the orchestra continues to perform a wide array of nationally-recognized education and community engagement programs that annually reach many thousands of people, of all ages, throughout the region.

Conductor Ernest Richardson:

ernest richardson conductor omaha symp

 


 

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