Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road” is a knockout even after 35 years of wear and tear. You only have until tomorrow night to see it at the City Center’s “Encores! Off-Center” series.
A few weeks ago, I had an amazing experience, one that most people take for granted but that for more and more of us in the baby-boom demographic is becoming impossible. I sat in a large auditorium and listened to -- and heard -- a speaker on a podium. In fact, I listened to many speakers over the course of a two-day weekend, and I heard every word.
Arthur Laurents, the New York-born laureate storyteller who penned the scripts for “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” two of the most successful and influential musicals in theater history, has died. He was 93.