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Marvin Hamlisch

MARVIN HAMLISCH

  (1944 - 2012)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Kraft-Engel Management  

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (June 2, 1944  August 6, 2012) was an American composer and conductor. He was one of only eleven eGOTs  those who have been awarded an emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. He was also one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize (the other being Richard Rodgers).As composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards. For Broadway he wrote the music for his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize as well as they're Playing Our Song, the Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. He was the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for the Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for the Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People, the Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort the Informant!, starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Mr. Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand's 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and england as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: the Concert (for which he received two of his emmys). Marvin Hamlisch held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. At the time of his passing he was working on a film project about Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Hamlisch was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College (where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree). He believed in the power of music to bring people together. - http://marvinhamlisch.us/biography/

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below is a list of Marvin Hamlisch's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Chorus Line, A         Goodbye Girl         Imaginary Friends         Nutty Professor, The         Smile         Sweet Smell Of Success         They're Playing Our Song



Chorus Line, A

Chorus Line, A
he seminal musical conceived, directed, and choreographed by Michael Bennett about a group of dancers auditioning for a Broadway show

Notes:
Book: James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante; Music: Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics: edward Kleban; Conceived By: Michael Bennett

1st Produced:
Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York    15 Apr 1975

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Knopf, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia (SK 65282) 1975

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Goodbye Girl

Goodbye Girl
Single mother Paula and her twelve year old daughter are about to move to California with Paula's actor boyfriend, Tony. On the morning of the move Paula finds a note from him saying he has a part in a film and will be in Spain for six months. Broke Paula goes back to dance teaching - something she has not done for a long time. arriving home from work she meets her landlady who tells her that Tony had sub-let the apartment and the new tenant, elliott has moved in

Notes:
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by David Zippel; book by Neil Simon

1st Produced:
Marquis Theatre, New York    04 Mar 1993

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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia: (CK 53761) 1993

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Imaginary Friends

Synopsis:
Novelist Mary McCarthy's notorious statement on the Dick Cavett Show calling playwright Lillian Hellman a liar exploded into one of the most famous of all literary feuds. This surreal farce portrays these two literary lionesses battling it out in hell. It chronicles a compelling story of two women shaped by their different but equally unsettled childhoods, their looks (one was a beauty, one was not' and the men in their lives while it brilliantly examines to great comic effect the concept of truth in fiction: Who can you believe? Interspersed throughout are witty songs that enable the ensemble to comment on the action. the acclaimed Broadway production starred famed actresses Swoozie Kurtz and Cherry Jones

Notes:
by Nora Ephron, Music And Lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch And Craig Carnelia

1st Produced:
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego    12 Dec 2002

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Music:
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Genre:
Dramatic Farce with music

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Nutty Professor, The

Synopsis:
The professor drinks a potion and becomes the ultra-popular and attractive Buddy Love

Notes:
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics and book by Rupert Holmes. Based on the movie "The Nutty Professor" screenplay by Jerry Lewis; Bill Richmond

1st Produced:
-    2012

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Smile

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyics And book by Howard Ashman

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: recorded but never released

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sweet Smell Of Success

Sweet Smell Of Success
Based on the novel by ernest Lehman and the MGM/United artists motion picture. It's New York, 1952. Welcome to Broadway, the glamour and power capital of the universe. JJ Hunsecker rules it all with his daily gossip column in the New York Globe, syndicated to sixty million readers across America. JJ has the goods on everyone, from the President to the latest starlet. and everyone feeds JJ scandal, from J. edgar Hoover and Senator Joe McCarthy down to a battalion of hungry press agents who attach their news to a client that JJ might plug. You can become no one if JJ turns on you.

Notes:
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia; Book by John Guare

1st Produced:
Martin Beck Theatre, NY    14 Mar 2002

Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (SK 89922) 2002

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  9            Other:  extras

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They're Playing Our Song

They're Playing Our Song
about an established composer and his relationship with a zany aspiring young female lyricist

Notes:
music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carol Bayer Sager, book by Neil Simon

1st Produced:
Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles    28825

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Random House, New York, 1980   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Casablanca (826240) 1979

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  chorus

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