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: