IDINA MENZEL, MARIA FRIEDMAN, LUCIE ARNAZ, ROBERT KLEIN AMONG STARS JOINING SPECIAL PSO TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH

Special concert is Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Heinz Hall; tickets go on sale Dec. 3 to PSO subscribers, Dec. 17 to general public

PITTSBURGH – Tony Award-winning performer and Broadway star Idina Menzel will lead a cast of stars who will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at Heinz Hall in January for a special concert paying tribute to the PSO’s longtime world-renowned and beloved Principal Pops Conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch.

The special concert, One Singular Sensation, will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tickets, ranging from $35 to $150, go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3 to PSO subscribers. The general public can buy tickets starting at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org. Net proceeds from the concert will benefit the Marvin Hamlisch Pops Artistic Excellence Fund.

The tribute concert will feature Hamlisch’s works, including such hits as What I Did For Love, The Way We Were, They’re Playing Our Song, At the Ballet and many more. Joining Menzel and the PSO on stage will be Maria Friedman, Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein and Kevin Cole, among others. The PSO will be led by acclaimed conductor J. Ernest Green.

Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, Menzel shot to superstardom in her Tony Award-winning performance in the blockbuster, Wicked, and her Tony-nominated role in Rent. She appeared on Broadway in Hair and Aida, as well as in the hit TV series, Glee. Menzel toured nationally last year, playing to sold-out houses to promote her most recent album, I Stand.

A three-time Olivier Award-winner and one of Britain’s leading musical stars, Friedman played Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at the National Theatre, Fosca in Passion at the Queen’s, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall, and Mary in Merrily We Roll Along at the Leicester Haymarket.  She also was invited by Hamlisch to appear as guest singer at the reopening of the famous Venetian rooms in the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco.

Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein were the original stars of Hamlisch’s Broadway show, They’re Playing Our Song. Regarded as the foremost interpreter of George Gershwin, Kevin Cole performed in June with the PSO and Hamlisch at Heinz Hall in the PNC Pops concerts, “Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience.”

The PSO would like to thank PNC for its generous support of this special concert.

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