June 3rd – The American Cancer Society celebrates Marvin Hamlisch’s Birthday

“Marvin left a legacy that caresses more than the ears – It lingers in the heart, body, and soul. We remember Marvin with love, respect, and admiration, most especially on his birthday, June 2nd. ” MARVIN HAMLISCH (1944-2012)

New York, NY – The American Cancer Society and Terre Blair Hamlisch invite you to celebrate Marvin Hamlisch’s Birthday. The event will be on Monday June 3, 2013 Venue: The Hudson Theatre At The Millennium Broadway Hotel 145 West 44th Street . New York City. (Cocktail Attire)

6 P.M. – Cocktails        6:45 P.M. – Dinner   8 P.M. – Curtain

Benefit Co-Chairs: Diana And Richard Feldman, Terry Allen Kramer, Suzanne Mados, Lily Safra.

Performances and Appearances by:

Lucie Arnaz, Klea Blackhurst, Capathia Jenkins, Kevin Cole.

Lucie Arnaz (Original Cast of The Musical They're Playing Our Song.  Klea Blackhurst best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman. Capathia Jenkins This Brooklyn-born and raised actress most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies’ on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. Kevin Cole: performer of works from The Great American Songbook and concert works of their great American composers. He delights audiences with a repertoire including the best of 20th Century American music.

Lucie Arnaz: Original Cast of The Musical They’re Playing Our Song. Klea Blackhurst: Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman. Capathia Jenkins: This Brooklyn-born and raised actress most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies’ on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. Kevin Cole: performer of works from The Great American Songbook and concert works of their great American composers. He delights audiences with a repertoire including the best of 20th Century American music.

Joel Grey, Michael Douglas.

Joel Grey and Michael Douglas

Joel Grey and Michael Douglas

Staples Players: A Chorus Line Production

Staples Players produced the musical A Chorus Line in 2013. Terre Blair Hamlisch invited them to celebrate at this gala event.

Staples Players produced the musical A Chorus Line in 2013. Terre Blair Hamlisch invited them to celebrate at this gala event.

Stephanie J. Block

American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, in numerous musicals such as The Boy from Oz, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9 to 5 and Anything Goes.

American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, in numerous musicals such as The Boy from Oz, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9 to 5 and Anything Goes.

Charles Yang

Described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star”, Juilliard graduate Charles Yang began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow.  He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star”, Juilliard graduate Charles Yang began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Robert Klein

Robert Klein

Robert Klein

Matthew Morrison and Marissa McGowan

Marissa McGowan: "She shows off her crystalline voice to perfection and Hamlisch has done his part in providing her with the show’s big ballad: “While I Still Have the Time”  Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World - NUTTY PROFESSOR review.  Matthew Morrison: American actor, dancer, musician, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and most notably for his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–present).

Marissa McGowan: “She shows off her crystalline voice to perfection and Hamlisch has done his part in providing her with the show’s big ballad: “While I Still Have the Time” Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World – NUTTY PROFESSOR review.
Matthew Morrison: American actor, dancer, musician, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and most notably for his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–present).

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

American actress and singer. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two.

Peter Dugan

Peter Dugan, began studying piano at the age of five in His teachers included Aida Epstein and Harvey Wedeen. Mr. Dugan attends Juilliard School and participated in the Perlman Music Program (PMP) during high school summers.

Peter Dugan, began studying piano at the age of five. His teachers included Aida Epstein and Harvey Wedeen. Mr. Dugan attends Juilliard School and participated in the Perlman Music Program (PMP) during high school summers.

Teal Wicks, Lilla Crawford, John Lloyd Young

Teal Wicks: American singer and stage actress, best known for her performance as Elphaba in the Broadway, San Francisco, and Los Angeles productions of the musical Wicked. She is currently playing the role of Emma Carew, Dr. Jekyll’s fiancee, in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde at the Marquis Theatre. Lilla Crawford: Broadway’s newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles with long, black curly hair who is already a Broadway veteran. Lilla Crawford. John Lloyd Young: American actor and singer. In 2006, he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut

Teal Wicks: American singer and stage actress, best known for her performance as Elphaba in the Broadway, San Francisco, and Los Angeles productions of the musical Wicked. She is currently playing the role of Emma Carew, Dr. Jekyll’s fiancee, in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde at the Marquis Theatre.
Lilla Crawford: Broadway’s newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles with long, black curly hair who is already a Broadway veteran. Lilla Crawford.
John Lloyd Young: American actor and singer. In 2006, he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut

Adrian Der Gregorian

Adrian Der Gregorian  From the 2012 London Production of Sweet Smell of Success -Arcola Theatre - Off West End. - UK

Adrian Der Gregorian
From the 2012 London Production of Sweet Smell of Success -Arcola Theatre – Off West End. – UK

Maria Friedman

Maria Friedman: English actress working in television, musical theatre, and concerts. She has won three Olivier Awards for her stage work. Marvin Hamlisch and Maria Friedman performed many times together.

Maria Friedman: English actress working in television, musical theatre, and concerts. She has won three Olivier Awards for her stage work. Marvin Hamlisch and Maria Friedman performed many times together.

Performances and Appearances by: Lucie Arnaz   Klea Blackhurst    Kevin Cole   Adrian Der Gregorian  Michael Douglas  Peter Dugan   Maria Friedman  Capathia Jenkins Robert Klein   Marissa McGowan   Joel Grey   Matthew Morrison   Bernadette Peters   Charles Yang     Lilla Crawford   Stephanie J. Block   Teal Wicks  John Lloyd Young   Staples Players: A Chorus Line Production.

Music Direction by: J. Ernest Green

Directed by: Dori Berinstein

Maestro Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Maestro Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

 


 

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