PHOTO CALL: Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minnelli, Brian d'Arcy James and More Sing in Remembrance of Marvin Hamlisch

By Matthew Blank
20 Sep 2012

Members of the entertainment industry, including Barbra Streisand and veteran cast members from A Chorus Line, gathered Sept. 18 to pay tribute to late Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch.



The invitation-only event at the Peter Sharp Theatre offered performances by Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minnelli, Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James, Carter Brey, Essential Voices USA, and cast members from A Chorus Line and Hamlisch's final musical, The Nutty Professor.

Read Playbill Editor Blake Ross' recap of the evening.



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Barbra Streisand
Photo by ©Nan Melville 2012



Hamlisch, whose numerous compositions included A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, "The Way We Were," and more, died Aug. 6 at the age of 68.

The Juilliard School, along with Hamlisch's family and friends, will celebrate his legacy and are expected to announce scholarships named in his honor during the evening.

Click here to read Playbill.com's obituary about Mr. Hamlisch.