Washington, DC — Listen to Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban sing their hearts out during their preparation for the workshops for the Original Broadway Musical A CHORUS LINE (1975) -
Remembering Ed Kleban (1939–1987) and Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) with love…Team Marvin Hamlisch.
May 3, 1974: Michael Bennett called. “Marvin, I know you’re probably stuck in Hollywood now, but drop everything and come to New York.”
I told him yes.
May 7, 1974: It’s extraordinary to me that the big decisions are made in seconds. I returned the Hertz car and said good‐bye to the apartment on La Cienega and Fountain. Made the dreaded call to my “motion‐picture” agent. Gave him the bad news. He can’t believe that I’m crazy enough to abandon Hollywood after the three Oscars. “Marvin,” he asks me, “are you nuts?” (Finally, he’s noticed.) I knew I had let him down.
I flew back to New York. (From the book: “The Way I Was.)
The song being revised: “At The Ballet” — They lend their voices for the characters: Sheila, Maggie and Bebe.
Song: At The Ballet — (With Lyrics) — Rendition by Ed Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch: