Annie headliner Lilla Crawford, Giant star Brian d’Arcy James and 2 Broke Girls player Beth Behrs will join the New York Philharmonic on New Year’s Eve to pay tribute to late composer Marvin Hamlisch in One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch. Held at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, the concert will also feature previously announced participants Tony winner Audra McDonald, Grammy winner Josh Groban, Nice Work star Kelli O’Hara, Smash headliner Megan Hilty, four-time Tony nominee Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein and Maria Friedman. Hosted by McDonald, the concert will be broadcast on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center series.
Hamlisch is best known as the composer of A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, Smile, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. He has earned four Emmys, four Grammys, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize. Hamlisch also wrote the score for over 40 movies, including The Way We Were, Sophie’s Choice, Three Men and a Baby, Ordinary People and The Spy Who Loved Me. He passed away in August at age 68.
Crawford appeared in Billy Elliot: The Musical before starring in the title role of Annie on Broadway. James earned Tony nominations for Shrek the Musical and Sweet Smell of Success. His additional Broadway credits include Next to Normal, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Titanic, Carousel, Blood Brothers and Time Stands Still. His film and TV credits include Smash, Ghost Town and The Big C. Best known as Caroline on 2 Broke Girls, Behrs’ additional film and TV credits include American Pie Presents: The Book of Love and Adventures of Serial Buddies.