Menzel, whose concert tour Barefoot at the Symphony was conducted by Hamlisch, headlines the 7:30 PM evening that will offer selections from Hamlisch's prolific career, including "What I Did For Love," "The Way We Were," "They're Playing Our Song," "At the Ballet" and more.
The evening also promises appearances by original They're Playing Our Song cast members Arnaz and Tony nominee Klein, as well as London stage star Friedman (Sunday in the Park with George) and pianist Cole.
Hamlisch was the Principal Pops Conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The multi-award winner, whose numerous compositions included A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success, "The Way We Were," and more, died Aug. 6 at the age of 68.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.