Marvin Hamlisch News

Date of Birth: June 02, 1944
Date of Death: August 06, 2012 (68)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 8, 2016

It's usually around this time of year that the Hollywood Bowl announces their summer musical, and this year we haven't heard yet, officially... so we sent out our spies in Los Angeles to see what we could find out. It didn't take long to zero in on what we suspect will be announced very shortly. So, what musical would they choose after LES MISERABLES, GUYS & DOLLS, THE PRODUCERS, RENT, HAIR and last summer's SPAMALOT? Drumroll please... we believe that the Hollywood Bowl Musical will be A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Cast Will Reunite at Birdland for NYC Debut on 2/15THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Cast Will Reunite at Birdland for NYC Debut on 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

On February 15 (7PM), The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present the award-winning cast of the 2012 world premiere production of Nutty Professor, the musical written by Rupert Holmes and the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. Julius Kelp, the social-misfit egghead college Professor, becomes committed to changing himself for the better after meeting progressive and idealistic transfer student Stella Purdy. He concocts a potion that transforms him into crooner, the suave and slick Buddy Love. His radical solution for a personal upgrade works, but not as he predicted. Nutty Professor has a book and lyrics by Tony winner Rupert Holmes and music by the late Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch, who died unexpectedly during the world premiere Nashville run. (more...)

Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC to Perform at Morrison Center, 3/29Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC to Perform at Morrison Center, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Morrison Center on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The Jazz Ambassadors' concert in Boise is sponsored by the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. Additional support provided by the Idaho Statesman and the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at BirdlandNUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 15-21, including the John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert, Marcus Elliott Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 to Make Michigan Debut in KalamazooBritish Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 to Make Michigan Debut in Kalamazoo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI -  One of the world's most versatile and best-loved singing groups, British vocal ensemble VOCES8, will make their Michigan debut on February 20, in a concert sponsored by the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society and Kalamazoo Central High School. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.  (more...)

BWW Review:  KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore DebutBWW Review: KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore Debut
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 30, 2016

Whether belting out musical hits, showcasing her classically trained coloratura soprano, or taking on songs with a country sort of flair, the versatile performer had the audience in the palm of her hands and for good reason. (more...)

VIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi HamiltonVIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi Hamilton
by Michael Dale - Jan 26, 2016

The dancer whose story of body-enhancement became one of A CHORUS LINE's most memorable songs, gets a number of her own. (more...)

OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in last summer's production of Gypsy, will take the stage in her very own concert, "Once in Love, with Amiee: Puppy Love, Heartbreak and Ever After," on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

BWW Review: CVRep's A CLASS ACT is Enjoyable Musical TheatreBWW Review: CVRep's A CLASS ACT is Enjoyable Musical Theatre
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 25, 2016

CVRep has undertaken something new -- a medium-sized musical comedy with a four-piece orchestra. The result of its production of A CLASS ACT, the story of A CHORUS LINE's lyricist, is an enjoyable evening of theatre, with fabulous dancing. (more...)

PNC Pops Presents THE ULTIMATE OSCARS at Heinz Hall, 2/5PNC Pops Presents THE ULTIMATE OSCARS at Heinz Hall, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Oscar celebration starts early this year with PNC Pops: The Ultimate Oscars at Heinz Hall on February 5-7. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert HallBrian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

PSO's Saturday Evening POPS! with Lucas Richman and Jessica Hendy Set for 2/6PSO's Saturday Evening POPS! with Lucas Richman and Jessica Hendy Set for 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s SaturdayEvening POPS! concert returns with Silver Screen Salute II on Saturday, February 6, at 8 pm, at Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. Hosted and conducted by movie industry insider Lucas Richman and guest starring Broadway singer Jessica Hendy, the program spotlights iconic and popular music of movies including "Parade of the Charioteers" from Ben Hur, music from Psycho, John Williams' "Shark Theme" from Jaws, "Can You Read My Mind?" from Superman, and his original Star Wars score, plus James Newton Howard's award-winning score from The Village, showcasing PSO concertmaster Basia Danilow. As a nod to the PSO's season celebrating the creativity of women, the orchestra is performing Rachel Portman's suite from Chocolat and Kristen Anderson-Lopez' collaboration on "Let it go" from Frozen. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This WeekKyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 18-24, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Klea Blackhurst, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 18-24, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Klea Blackhurst, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 'Merman's Apprentice' Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, & More; New Musicals at 54: Big Red Sun by Georgia Stitt and John Jiler; Bobby Conte Thornton at 54 Below; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; and Whistle Down the Wind: In Concert. (more...)

Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Molly Tynes, Tony Vierling, Tom Berklund and More Set for A CHORUS LINE at the Ordway, 2/16Molly Tynes, Tony Vierling, Tom Berklund and More Set for A CHORUS LINE at the Ordway, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present A Chorus Line, Feb. 16-28. Tickets for the Ordway produced musical start at $37 and can be purchasedhere. A Chorus Line is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

The Ordway to Present A CHORUS LINEThe Ordway to Present A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present A Chorus Line, Feb. 16-28. Tickets for the Ordway produced musical start at $37 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

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