Philadelphia, PA — The Philly Pops celebrated Marvin Hamlisch at The Kimmel Center during three performances on March 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014.
His widow Terre Blair Hamlisch attended the first performance and introduced the event with a few words remembering Marvin Hamlisch and his Body of Work.
The guest artists for this celebration included Donna McKechnie (the “Cassie” of the original cast from the Musical A Chorus Line), and Jodi Benson (from Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman musical Smile; she is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels).
Tenor Doug LaBrecque, who used to go with Marvin Hamlisch as guest artist to many of his appearances, and Conductor Larry Blank, who worked with Marvin Hamlisch during the period of the musical “They’re Playing Our song”
Thanks to The Philly Pops and The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia!