Youngstown, OH — Thanks to the Youngstown Sympony for the tribute to Composer Marvin Hamlisch, a friend of the symphony! — Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Family of Marvin Hamlisch. The tribute took place on:
OCTOBER 18, 2014 — 8:00 PM
EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM
DeYor Performing Arts Center
The Youngstown Symphony tribute to this Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Pulitzer and Golden Globe winning composer featured such hits as The Way We Were, Nobody Does it Better, Through the Eyes of Love (from Ice Castles), The Sting, and selections from A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song with Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, the original Cassie from A Chorus Line, Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque, who both frequently worked with composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, and the West Branch High School Vocal and Theatre Department students.
- 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 Bennett, 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
- CHRISTIANE NOLL starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother. Broadway and National Tour appearances include CHAPLIN, URINETOWN (Ovation Award), THE MAMBO KINGS (pre-Broadway), IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES, JEKYLL & HYDE, GREASE, MISS SAIGON, and SOUTH PACIFIC (Australia/Thailand).
- DOUG LABRECQUE thrilled theater audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera, and as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, a role he also performed in Canada and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Misérables. He has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.
- THE WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL AND THEATRE DEPARTMENT STUDENTS will join the celebration.
The DeYor Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the burgeoning arts and entertainment district of Youngstown, Ohio, is recognized as one of the most beautiful performance venues in the Midwest. As the long-time home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra it remains the cultural heart of the Mahoning Valley