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Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch Loved Sweets

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The entertaining PBS portrait of composer Marvin Hamlisch, aptly titled, "What He Did For Love," provides the music, his method for creating it, and t...

Stars of David: Shining Across the Country Soon?

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I often sit in the theater and think: "Who is the audience for this?" I think that whether the show is about Jews or not. I am actually not the ideal audience for Jewish-themed shows; my mother is.

This 'Little Mermaid' Has Legs: Disney Legend Jodi Benson Looks Back on 25 Years of Voicing the Character of Ariel

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's often been said that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full year after handing in her Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

A Theatrical Group Smells Success Beyond Their Years

Danny Groner | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

If the NYU Steinhardt production of Sweet Smell of Success is any indication, the future of New York City theater is bright.

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

What To Watch This New Year's Eve

Posted 12.31.2012 | TV

As 2012 comes to a close, viewers will have a lot of New Year's Eve TV programming to pick from. There's something for everyone tonight, whether you'r...

Journalism As Fiction, Fiction As Journalism: The Capote Dictum

Liz Smith | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

It seems friend Truman believed he was the only one entitled to examine the famous among his important friends. This kind of thinking about what constitutes real "journalism or reportage" would render the works of historians and biographers useless.

Theater: Pigpen Scores Again; "Chorus Line" Endures

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON *** 1/2 out of **** A CHORUS LINE *** THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON *** 1/2 out of **** THE GYM AT JUDSON Pigpen Theatre...

Liza, Aretha, Barbra! Three Icons -- at Their Very Best -- Headline a Splendid Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

Liz Smith | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"OH, the stories, I have. But... they'll have to wait. They make me too sad. Maybe later, when it doesn't hurt too much." That was Liza Minnelli onstage at the Manhattan memorial for the late and very much lamented Marvin Hamlisch.

Barbra Streisand Remembers Famed Composer

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli took turns singing songs by the late Marvin Hamlisch during a stirring memorial s...

Fashion, Art And Gloria Vanderbilt

Liz Smith | Posted 11.14.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Fashion was happening last week at the New York Design Center where everybody went to see Gloria Vanderbilt's beautiful art works.

First Nighter: Feinstein, Maye Swing the Night Away Brilliantly

David Finkle | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
David Finkle

If hot music means more to you than heated politics, the place to be this past Tuesday wasn't Charlotte, North Carolina but New York City where Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye were -- as the title of their tandem show has it -- "Swingin' the Night Away."

Kristin Chenoweth's Goodspeed Opera House Honor (Or, How Big Hair Saved A Star's Life!)

Liz Smith | Posted 10.15.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

The other night my friend Kristin Chenoweth, who is a Goodspeed alum, was being honored with the theater's award for "outstanding contributions to musical theater." The evening went off with a bang despite the fact that the adorable Kristin wasn't even there.

WATCH: Katie Lee Gifford's Mortifying Moment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

Kathie Lee Gifford experienced a mortifying episode when she attended the funeral service for the late composer Marvin Hamlisch on Tuesday. Hamlisc...

What He Did For Love: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Hamady

I had the privilege of singing with the choir at Marvin Hamlisch's funeral yesterday. And being present for the celebration of such a celebrated composer was moving in all of the ways one would expect it to be.

Remembering The Divine, Brilliant And Gone-Too-Soon Marvin Hamlisch

Liz Smith | Posted 10.13.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

He adored show business and it paid him back, by giving him every award the entertainment world could dream up - from three Oscars to Emmys, Grammys, Tonys and finally, the ultimate--the Pulitzer.

Remembering Marvin

AP/HuffPost | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

Prolific and seeming without boundaries, Marvin Hamlisch, who died at 68 after a short illness, composed music for film heroes from James Bond and Woo...

One Singular Sensation... and What He Did For Love

Steve North | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Steve North

By the time Marvin Hamlisch was 31, he had accomplished as much and certainly won more awards than most composers do in an entire lifetime.

The Hamlisch Rule

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

Even though I hadn't seen Marvin for half a decade, he taught me the most important lessons an artist can learn: Give people what they want in a way you want to give it to them when they want it and don't spend forever making it "perfect."

A Short Tour Through Marvin Hamlisch's Unreal Career

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

Acclaimed American composer Marvin Hamlisch died on Monday at the age of 68. Hamlisch was widely celebrated for his film and Broadway scores--earning ...

Famed Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. "I heard sounds that other children didn't hear," he wrote in his au...

Interview: Steven Soderbergh talks about The Informant!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Twenty years after he burst onto the scene, Steven Soderbergh considers what's changed in the intervening decades, and his upcoming film, The Informant!

Beach Blanket Babylon: People Who Give A Damn

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

BBB is quite possibly the most unforgettable emotional roller-coaster ride of camp and bone-tickling fun.