Beth Behrs, Lilla Crawford and Brian d'Arcy James Join NY Phil's Marvin Hamlisch Tribute, 12/31
The New York Philharmonic has announced that actress Beth Behrs, of CBS's 2 Broke Girls; actress Lilla Crawford, currently starring in Annie on Broadway; and star of Broadway and television Brian d'Arcy James will join the Orchestra for One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, a special New Year's Eve concert saluting the late composer-conductor.
As previously announced, the Philharmonic will also be joined by Marvin Hamlisch's friends and collaborators, including Joshua Bell, Raúl Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, and Frederica von Stade performing repertoire from Mr. Hamlisch's works for stage and film, including A Chorus Line and Sweet Smell of Success. Paul Gemignani will conduct and Lonny Price will direct the performance Monday, December 31, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Audra McDonald will host from the stage, and the concert will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. [check local listings].
A portion of the proceeds from sales of all tickets to the New Year's Eve concert is tax deductible and will go towards supporting the New York Philharmonic's education activities, in honor of Marvin Hamlisch.