Thursday, June 2, 2011
Theatre Thursday: The Entertainer
The Pulitzer is for the ground-breaking A Chorus Line:
Sorry for the jump cuts. It's an equity rule that a number can't be filmed in its entirety. (This is, of course, before everyone was carrying a cell phone with a video camera.)
If you're trying to remember why you recognize Kelly Bishop, she is recently famous as Lorelai's overbearing mother on Gilmore Girls.
Hamlisch was in a relationship with fellow songwriter Carole Bayer Sager in the 1970s. Their romance was the basis for another hit Broadway musical, They're Playing Our Song.
One very interesting bit of trivia about Hamlisch is that he was the youngest person (at age six) ever accepted into Julliard.
Happy birthday, Mr. Hamlisch, and thank you for many years' worth of hummable tunes.