Marvin Hamlisch remembered at The 2013 Olivier Awards

LONDON, UK – 7.50pm: We’re closing the first half with a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, beginning with Idina Menzel singing ‘That’s How I Say Goodbye’ from Sweet Smell of Success, and then introducing a video snippet of A Chorus Line in I Hope I Get It, carefully Olivierised, before welcoming the cast to the stage to perform ‘One’. (From The Royal Opera House Ceremony of the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards)

Idina Menzel tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the 2013 Olivier Awards - Royal Opera House, London.

Idina Menzel tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the 2013 Olivier Awards – Royal Opera House, London.

HUGH BONNEVILLE: “…But first we are delighted to welcome one of Broadway’s, West End’s and the world’s most talented stars of the musical stage and a renowned interpreter of Marvin Hamlisch’s work:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Idina Menzel!

Idina Menzel, Royal Opera House, London. 2013 Olivier Awards

Idina Menzel, Royal Opera House, London. 2013 Olivier Awards

Idina Menzel sang – beautifully – a song from the Musical Sweet Smell of Success: “That’s How I Say Goodbye”

At the end of the song she said a few words remembering Marvin Hamlisch and introduced the Company of A Chorus Line (Currently playing at The London Palladium)

Company of A Chorus Line performs "One" at the Royal Opera House, London. 2013 Olivier Awards

Company of A Chorus Line performs “One” at the Royal Opera House, London. 2013 Olivier Awards

Idina Menzel:“Marvin Hamlisch was a dear dear friend of mine. I was really really fortunate to have him accompany me in the tour the last few years before he passed. He was a great mentor to me – and to so many others – and I feel incredibly honored to be here to celebrate his life this evening. And of course, Marvin’s biggest theatrical hit was A Chorus Line, so please Watch this:  (The company of  A Chorus Line is first seen at work at The Palladium;  then the Company enters the stage at the Royal Opera House  and performs: “ One”.

Watch Idina Menzel and the company of A Chorus Line:

Video Idina salutes MH

Thank you for remembering Marvin Hamlisch during the 2013 ceremony of the Laurence Olivier awards! – The Family of Marvin Hamlisch.

Source: The Olivier Awards 2013 at the Royal Opera House, London, UK


 

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