They're Playing His Songs: London Concert Will Celebrate Music of Marvin Hamlisch in August
30 Jul 2014
Hamlisch, a concert celebrating the music of the late Broadway composer Marvin Hamlisch, will be staged for two performances only Aug. 24 at London's St. James Theatre, with performances at 3:30 PM and 7 PM.
Produced by Alex Parker, who is also the musical director of an onstage 12-piece band, the company will include Louise Dearman, Christina Bennington, Michael Colbourne, Andy Conaghan, Cellen Chugg Jones, Emma Harrold, Rob Houchen, Claudia Kariuki, Laura Tebbutt, Laura Sillett and Joe Vetch.
The concert, which will be staged by Alastair Knights and choreographed by Racky Plews, will include songs from A Chorus Line, Sweet Smell of Success, They're Playing Our Song, Smile and The Nutty Professor, as well as music written especially for Barbra Streisand.
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