Photo Flash: First Look at Christiane Noll, Karen Ziemba, Jason Graae and More in "They're Playing His Songs; The Music of Marvin Hamlisch"
The concert was scheduled for Jan. 21, the date Hamlisch had been scheduled to perform at the Palm Desert venue. Hamlisch died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles at age 68.
"Marvin Hamlisch: A Celebration of His Life and Music," featured Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, and Broadway singers: Jason Graae, Christiane Noll, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba.
On Broadway, Hamlisch wrote the music for his groundbreaking show, "A Chorus Line," which won nine Tony Awards, as well as the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Hamlisch was born in New York City and before he turned 7, he became the youngest student ever accepted into the Julliard School of Music. He became the rehearsal pianist for "Funny Girl," Starring Barbra Streisand. In 1968, he was hired by producer Sam Spiegel to play piano at Spiegel's parties, which led to Hamlisch's first film score, for 1968's "The Swimmer."
Hamlisch was principal pops conductor for several symphonies and served as musical director and arranger of Streisand's 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England, and television special "Barbra Streisand: The Concert."
At the time of his death, Hamlisch was working on a film project about Liberace, Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
This production is devised and directed by David Zippel.
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