CFA Presents Marvin Hamlisch

Posted: October 11, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

He is the winner of virtually every composing prize that exists: three Oscars, four GRAMMYS, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes, and his groundbreaking show “A Chorus Line” received the Pulitzer Prize. Marvin Hamlisch brings his versatility to George Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

Hamlisch’s highly entertaining concerts often include tributes to composing legends like Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers, medleys of Hamlisch’s Oscar-winners – “A Chorus Line” and “The Way We Were,“ Joplin ragtime, and the maestro’s hilarious audience interaction as he creates new music on the spot in ‘Rent-a-Composer.’

The concert features tenor J. Mark McVey, whose award-winning interpretation of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” is considered a theatrical benchmark. McVey made his Broadway debut as Valjean after winning the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor while with the show in Washington, D.C. He was also the first American Valjean in London’s West End, and just completed his seventh full year in the role. In 1997, McVey

made his Carnegie Hall debut with Hamlisch, and he is now Hamlisch’s “tenor of choice.”

An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, will be held on the hall’s Grand Tier beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $40, $32 and $20. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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