By Matthew Blank
11 Dec 2013
The new documentary is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Dec. 27 on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD Jan. 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution.
With exclusive access to Marvin Hamlisch’s personal archival treasure trove, candid interviews with A-list collaborators from music, stage and screen, and complete cooperation from his family, American Masters takes a deeply personal look at one of the greatest artists of our time. "The Way We Were," "Nobody Does It Better," A Chorus Line -- Marvin Hamlisch's hit streak was staggering.
By age 31 he had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize -- making him one of only 2 PEGOT winners ever.
New interviews include wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Sir Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, and many others.