Bergmans Planning Broadway 'Yentl' & More?

In a feature with lyricists Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, the LA Times reports the duo is in talks of bringing the movie-musical, Yentl, to Broadway.

Based loosely on the award-winning play (starring Tovah Feldshuh), Yentl was later transformed into a movie-musical penned by the Bergmans, with composer Michel Legrand, starring and directed by Barbara Streisand.

Yentl featured favorite songs like "The Way He Makes Me Feel" and "Papa, Can You Hear Me?," "This is One of Those Moments" and "Tomorrow Night." The film later won an Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Director.

The LA Times article also lists the Bergman's several other future-undertakings, including working on a musical with Legrand, another with Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), and "raising money for Up Close and Musical – a collaboration with Larry Gelbart and the late Cy Coleman…another stage production of TV's 'Queen of the Stardust Ballroom.'"

The Bergman's have been lending timeless sound to the American cultural landscape for decades, including lasting hits like "That Face," recorded by Fred Astaire, "Nice 'n' Easy" (1960) for Frank Sinatra, "Yellow Bird" (1958) plus works for feature films including The Thomas Crown Affair and the Academy Award-winning In the Heat of the Night.

The Bergman's original Broadway musicals include Something More! (1964), Ballroom (1978), with featured music in revues André DeShield's Harlem Nocturne (1984) and Street Corner Symphony (1997).

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