Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra slates Marvin Hamlisch celebration for 2014; Jerry Seinfeld adds Benedum show
August 9, 2013 9:15 PM
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present the premiere of "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" in June 2014.
Brian d'Arcy James and Maria Friedman will return to the Heinz Hall stage to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the weekend of June 27 for "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration. Mr. James, who starred in composer Hamlisch's "Sweet Smell of Success" on Broadway, and Olivier Award-winning Ms. Friedman performed in January with the PSO in "One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch," to honor the late PSO Pops leader.
The 2014 world-premiere concert will be produced by writer and pianist Kevin Cole to mark what would have been Hamlisch's 70th birthday on June 2. "The reason I am doing the world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is because not only is it one of the greatest symphonies on the planet, but a huge part of Marvin's heart remains in Pittsburgh," Mr. Cole said.
Other participants in the event include Grammy-winner Sylvia McNair and conductor J. Ernest Green. A ticket-sales date will be announced in the fall; tickets will be available at 412-392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
More Seinfeld in Pittsburgh
Jerry Seinfeld will play a second show in Pittsburgh, with a 9:30 p.m. performance added on Saturday, Oct. 5, after fans gobbled up all the tickets for the comedian's 7 p.m. show.
Tickets for the touring comedian's second show at the Benedum Center start at $50 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., at www.trustarts.org or 412-456-4800.