Pasadena Pops Honor Marvin Hamlisch With Jason Alexander, Jason Robert Brown and More, Sept. 22
22 Sep 2012
The Pasadena Symphony and Pops celebrate the work of late award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch in a free Sept. 22 concert hosted by Tony Award-winning actor-director Jason Alexander at Pasadena City Hall.
The 7 PM concert includes performances by Valerie Perri (Evita), Lisa Vroman (Phantom) and Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years). Tony Award nominee Larry Blank (The Drowsy Chaperone, A Christmas Story) will conduct.
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 concert promises selections from A Chorus Line and They're Playing Our Song, as well as "Nobody Does It Better," "The Way We Were," in addition to music by the people that inspired Hamlisch: the Gershwins, Jule Styne, and others.
A pre-concert event, with refreshments and kid's entertainment will precede the concert at 5:30 PM.
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.