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AMERICAN MASTERS

Leaving Hollywood for Broadway

  • Aired: 12/27/2013
  • 01:15
  • Rating: NR
Marvin Hamlisch won three Academy Awards in one evening in 1974, making him a film composer star in Hollywood. But he longed to work as a composer in Broadway theater, so he left Los Angeles to work with Michael Bennett on the then Off-Broadway theater production in the works, "A Chorus Line." As the lyricist Marilyn Bergman puts it, "Theater beckoned."
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