By Adam Hetrick
26 Jul 2013
Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein ("Carol Channing: Larger Than Life," "Show Business: The Road To Broadway") directed, wrote and produced the documentary about Hamlisch, whose numerous accomplishments included the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line.
"The Way He Was," according to PBS, "reveals the events that led to both his staggering success and, ultimately, his even greater humanity: his creative process, struggles, inner turmoil, and breakthroughs."
The documentary promises interviews with Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Joe Torre, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James, Melissa Manchester and Hamlisch's wife, Terre Blair Hamlisch.
It has also been revealed Bernstein was collaborating on a new musical with Hamlisch prior to his death. She is working to finish the musical, which will feature his final score.
"Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was" will air on New York area PBS station Thirteen Dec. 27 at 9 PM. Check local listings.