Here’s Lucie, Hamlisch and Klein 

Trio joins with Symphony for ‘They’re Playing Our Song.’

  • LOVE LUCIE: At the ASO.

Composer extraordinaire Marvin Hamlisch will lead the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and special guests Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein will appear in the Acxiom Superpops show “They’re Playing Our Song” on Friday, Feb. 3, at Robinson Center Music Hall.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets range from $31 to $101 and can be reserved by calling the ASO’s box office at 666-1761.

Also available are$50 tickets to a post-concert reception in the Peabody’s Pinnacle Room with Hamlisch, Arnaz and Klein.

The program borrows from the Broadway musical “They’re Playing Our Song,” co-written by Hamlisch, which premiered as a celebration of Hamlisch’s 60th birthday last June with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Hamlisch is conductor of the Pittsburgh Pops.

Hamlisch’s music and Carol Bayer Sager’s lyrics were the musical foundation for Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song,” a comedy about an established composer and his relationship with a zany young female lyricist. It was nominated for four Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical. The musical starred Klein and Arnaz; Klein was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical and Arnaz won the 1979 Theatre World Award for best actress.

Hamlisch led the ASO in a 2001 guest appearance, guiding the group through many of his hit compositions as well as the music that has inspired him throughout his career. Friday’s show will also include such familiar songs as the “I Love Lucy” theme -– Arnaz’s parents were the famed TV couple Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball –- “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”; Hamlisch’s Oscar-winning theme “The Way We Were,” from the hit film for which he also received a second Oscar for best score; “If You Really Knew Me,” and “I Still Believe in Love.”

As a composer, Hamlisch has won every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, one Tony and three Golden Globes. His “A Chorus Line” also received the Pulitzer Prize.


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