Marvin Hamlisch News

Date of Birth: June 02, 1944
Date of Death: August 06, 2012 (68)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf TrapBWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf Trap
by Ellen Burns - Aug 29, 2015

There are many gifted vocalists in this world (more about that later) and many gifted vocalists with charming personalities, but the sheer volume of gift and charm packed into the diminutive Kristin Chenoweth is a wonder to behold. She can sing, my word, can she sing, but when she is on stage, as last night at Wolf Trap, what particularly strikes you is her openness, sincerity and ease with herself and her audience. Chenoweth is a generous performer, warmly sharing the stage with local DC artists and musicians, and her music director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, a talented vocalist in her own right. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

Is THE STING Heading to Broadway by Creatives from URINETOWN and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE?Is THE STING Heading to Broadway by Creatives from URINETOWN and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

According to Deadline, a new set of con-artists is on its way to Broadway. The Sting, the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, is being adapted into a stage show by Tony winners Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf), Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann (Urinetown). (more...)

Jeremy Jordan and Shelea Frazier to Join Pasadena POPS for A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! Next MonthJeremy Jordan and Shelea Frazier to Join Pasadena POPS for A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on September 12 with the quintessential Feinstein experience -- a special tribute to the Academy Awards. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni to Bring SWEENEY TODD to Opera RoanokeTheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni to Bring SWEENEY TODD to Opera Roanoke
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

It looks like a musical, it sounds like a musical, it feels like a musical. But then someone says Sweeney Todd is an opera. Is there a difference between the two forms? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The on-site box office at the G&L Theatre, home to Equity theater group TheatreZone, re-opens on a new day, Tuesday, September 1, at 10 am reports artistic director Mark Danni. The new box office hours are 10 am until 1 pm every Tuesday throughout the 2015-16 season and one hour before performances on show days. (more...)

(mostly)musicals Asks What's Your LUCKY NUMBER? 8/24 at the E Spot Lounge(mostly)musicals Asks What's Your LUCKY NUMBER? 8/24 at the E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Following their most successful show to date in July, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, August 24 with LUCKY NUMBER, the company's 13th entry in a series of themed cabarets. (more...)

Winners of Samuel French's 40th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announced!Winners of Samuel French's 40th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2015 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's leading short play competition. The six winning plays were presented in a Showcase on Sunday, August 9th at the conclusion of the week-long festival at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). These plays will be published, and available for licensing by Samuel French in the 40th Annual edition of its Off Off Broadway Plays collection: (more...)

Linda Eder & John Secada to Star in WE, as Part of Broward County's Centennial CelebrationLinda Eder & John Secada to Star in WE, as Part of Broward County's Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams Founder, Neil Goldberg, today announced that Broadway and recording artist, Linda Eder, and multiple Grammy-award winning entertainer, Jon Secada, have joined Broward 100's already amazing, diversified and talented cast of "WE", his highly anticipated Broadway-style show that will be the pinnacle of Broward's yearlong centennial celebration, Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community.  (more...)

Liz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This MonthLiz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The RRazz Room New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road New Hope PA, presents Happily Ever Laughter featuring LIZ CALLAWAY and JASON GRAAE and Alex Rybeck, Musical Director, Saturday, August 15. (more...)

SMILE & Disney's 101 DALMATIANS Up Next at Open Air TheatreSMILE & Disney's 101 DALMATIANS Up Next at Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at a 1985 beauty pageant is the humorous plot for the next production at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when Smile the Musical makes its debut. Presented by the Alumni of Lambertville, N.J.'s Downtown Performing Arts Center, the musical comedy will be performed for one weekend only on Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below with a return engagement of Same Place: Another Time: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these two very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. The evening will also include a special tribute to Kander & Ebb, celebrating their last musical The Visit. (more...)

TheatreZone Welcomes Two New Board MembersTheatreZone Welcomes Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

TheatreZone artistic director Mark Danni today announced that Linda Carp and Lisa Campbell have been elected to the Board of Directors at the non-profit professional Equity theatre group, effective immediately. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer to Make Palm Springs Concert Debut, 8/9Rebecca Spencer to Make Palm Springs Concert Debut, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Palm Springs concert debut with a performance on Sunday, August 9 at 2:00pm, part of the Summer Series at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. Unique arrangements that fuse both classical etudes as well as contemporary expressions of the art song, with the romantic American Songbook, Broadway, film and popular music, have become Rebecca's signature. Working with her long-time collaborator, virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry, their musical symmetry has been hailed by critics across the country, and heralded in BackStage as "collaboration at its finest". (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Melissa Manchester has done it all.  Her first singing job, as a solo singer/pianist in the clubs of New York, is where she met Bette Midler.  She was hired as a back-up singer for Bette, as one of the famous, “Harlettes,” and six months later, she had her own recording contract! (more...)

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