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No miss TV: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love on PBS Dec. 27

By April Neale Dec 10, 2013, 0:26 GMT

No miss TV: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love on PBS Dec. 27

Marvin Hamlisch - Marvin Hamlisch File Photos - Bryant Park - New York City, NY, USA Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Luminaries will be attending the premiere of the PBS Marvin Hamlisch documentary at Paley Center in New York.

The "American Masters" documentary "Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love" premieres Dec. 27 on PBS. Watch an exclusive trailer featuring musician-composer Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, and others. For more, go to WSJ.com/Speakeasy (Photo/Video: PBS)

Tonight, Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, Tonya Pinkins, Rupert Holmes, David Zippel, Annaleigh Ashford, Klea Blackhurst, Baayork Lee and more will attend the VIP New York premiere of Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love First Film Biography of Composer-Conductor Produced by Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN's American Masters Series at The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)

 

The new documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution.

With exclusive access to Marvin Hamlisch's (June 2, 1944 - Aug. 6, 2012) personal archival treasure trove, candid interviews with A-list collaborators from music, stage and screen, and complete cooperation from his family, American Masters takes a deeply personal look at one of the greatest artists of our time. "The Way We Were," "Nobody Does It Better," "A Chorus Line"....

Marvin Hamlisch's hit streak was staggering. By age 31 he had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize -- making him one of only 2 PEGOT winners ever.

New interviews include wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice,Joe Torre Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Sir Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, and many others. 90 minutes.



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