Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra slates Marvin Hamlisch celebration for 2014; Jerry Seinfeld adds Benedum show

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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.

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First Published August 9, 2013 5:15 PM


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