For Immediate Release
Dec. 2, 2012
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
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.
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 has 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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