▶ Song: AT THE BALLET (5min) — Lyricist Ed Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch — The Workshop Sessions — A Chorus Line (1975)

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.

Edward "Ed" Kleban (1939-1987)

Edward “Ed” Kleban (1939–1987) — Lyricist for the Musical A Chorus Line.

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) Composer for the musical A Chorus Line

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.)

A Chorus Line

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:



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