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MARVIN HAMLISCH RETURNS TO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 10/23/05
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS MARVIN HAMLISCH THE BROADWAY SONGBOOK OCTOBER 23 Concert features Oscar winning entertainer, and tenor J. Mark McVey Fairfax, Virginia, September 16, 2005—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 University’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. An artistic discussion— free to ticketholders – is held on the hall’s Grand Tier beginning at 6:15 p.m. Marvin 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 always exuberant and 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 (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, DC. He was also the first American Valjean in London's West End, and just completed his 7th full year in the role. In 1997, Mr. McVey made his Carnegie Hall debut with Marvin Hamlisch, and is now Mr. Hamlisch’s “Tenor of Choice.” Other Broadway credits and New York successes include: Captain Walker in The Who's Tommy, Tommy Tune's The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and the Off-Broadway revival of Chess, among many others. # # # This performance is sponsored by Verizon Federal Network Systems, LLC American Echoes Series Sponsor Tickets for MARVIN HAMLISCH: THE BROADWAY SONGBOOK are $40, $32and $20.Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa GREAT PERFORMANCES AT MASON is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presenting arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.