The music of late composer Marvin Hamlisch will be performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below June 2 at 7 PM, in a concert celebration marking what would have been his 75th birthday. Colleagues and cast members from Hamlisch’s theatrical career will gather to perform some of his biggest hits and lesser-known material.
Among the evening’s performers are Hamlisch’s Sweet Smell of Success collaborator, lyricist Craig Carnelia, and book writer-lyricist Rupert Holmes, who worked with Hamlisch on his final musical, The Nutty Professor. Also appearing will be original Sweet Smell of Success star Jack Noseworthy, who was also in the closing cast of A Chorus Line’s historic Broadway run.
Additional performers include Daisy Carnelia (Elf), Erin Davie (Grey Gardens), Tony nominee Penny Fuller (Applause), Leah Horowitz (High Button Shoes), Marc Koeck (High Button Shoes), Marissa McGowan (Kiss Me, Kate), Joey Pero (Bandstand), and Camille Saviola (Nine).
Hamlisch’s widow, Terre Blair Hamlisch, will make a special appearance. Music direction is by Michael Lavine.
An EGOT winner, Hamlisch’s prolific career spanned Broadway, film, television, and major concert appearances. His theatre scores included the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit A Chorus Line, as well as Smile, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success, and The Nutty Professor. An Oscar winner for The Way We Were and The Sting, Hamlisch also scored The Fan and wrote the music for Carly Simon hit “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me.
For tickets, priced $40–$60, visit 54Below.com.