Ned Rorem in New York - 19 November, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 50:

Spot on 60 Minutes with the un-winsome Marvin Hamlisch (refers to himself as "the kid") apropos his new show, Smile. Cast, producer, composer, and director have worked valiantly against the odds and are praying for a successful Broadway opening tomorrow. I pray for its failure. Snippets of song divulged on the television seem no more than vamping à la "Chorus Line" interjected with Kern's "I won't dance".

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436388010901 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Smile
written by Marvin Hamlisch

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 November, 1986
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:40:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:05 +0000