Marvin Hamlisch composed the music to "A Chorus Line," "Sweet Smell of Success" and "The Goodbye Girl"
Broadway will dim its lights Wednesday to honor the late composer Marvin Hamlisch, The Broadway League said.
Hamlisch died in Los Angeles Monday after a brief illness. He was 68.
Although best known for his movie scores for "The Way We Were" and "The Sting," Hamlisch also enjoyed success in theater, winning a Tony award and contributing music to over 20 shows. His greatest triumph was the smash hit, "A Chorus Line," which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.
Other works include "They're Playing Our Song," "Jean Seberg," "Smile," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Sweet Smell of Success." His latest musical, "The Nutty Professor," recently opened in Tennessee.
The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in his memory at exactly 8 p.m. for one minute, the league said.
"Marvin Hamlisch’s accomplishments in the theatre and film worlds are legendary," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, said in a statement. "He left an everlasting mark with the groundbreaking 'A Chorus Line,' one of my personal favorites. His legacy leaves us with a treasury of songs and stories that will always be familiar to theatregoers as they stir up meaningful and heartfelt emotions."
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