Bergmans Collaborate on New Projects for Broadway

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Marilyn and Alan Bergman – the Academy Award-winning duo behind such hits as "The Way We Were," "The Windmills of Your Mind" and the score of "Yentl" – have again set their sights on Broadway.
Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Marilyn and Alan Bergman

The Bergmans, who are celebrating 50 years of personal and professional collaboration, told the L.A. Times that they are currently at work on several musical projects that could bring the award-winning team back to Broadway. A stage adaptation of the Streisand-helmed musical film "Yentl" is being discussed as well as another go at a musical adaptation of the telepic "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom." The Bergmans were Emmy-nominated with collaborator Billy Goldenberg for their musical contributions to the screen version, which they later adapted into the short-lived Broadway musical Ballroom.

Other projects on the horizon include new musicals that reunite the Bergmans with frequent collaborators and Oscar winners Michel Legrand ("Yentl") and Marvin Hamlisch ("The Way We Were").

The Bergmans are also at work raising capital for the musical Up Close and Musical. The project includes contributions from late Tony-winning composer Cy Coleman as well as Tony winner Larry Gelbart.

The Bergmans have been represented on Broadway with Something More!, Ballroom, André DeShield's Harlem Nocturne and Street Corner Symphony. Their vast catalogue of award-winning songs include "The Summer Knows," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "That Face," "Where Do You Start?," "The Promise – I'll Never Say Goodbye," "It Might Be You," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Ordinary Miracles," "Summer Me, Winter Me" and "In the Heat of the Night."

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