The much-anticipated recording signifies the last musical composed by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch
NEW YORK, NY, July 11, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — TBIC Music Group announces the upcoming recording and release of the much-anticipated studio album for The Nutty Professor the Musical. The musical was composed by the late Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) with lyrics by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). It is based on the iconic 1963 film by the late Jerry Lewis. This recording and album signifies the last musical written by Hamlisch before his untimely passing.
The Nutty Professor the Musical is a comedic and heartwarming tale of self-discovery and transformation, following the story of Professor Julius Kelp, a brilliant but socially awkward scientist who creates a potion to transform into the suave and charismatic Buddy Love. Jerry Lewis directed the musical’s premiere in Nashville in 2012 with plans for a future Broadway run. The development and transfer were temporarily paused due to Hamlisch and Lewis’ passing. The upcoming studio album follows a recent restaging of the production at the Ogunquit Playhouse which received rave reviews. The album will memorialize the legendary Jerry Lewis and Marvin Hamlisch’s final work and collaboration.
“To say that I’m honored with the task of producing this album is an understatement,” says Executive Producer Jason Turchin, Esq., founder of TBIC Music Group. Turchin adds, “I grew up watching Jerry Lewis movies, listening to Rupert Holmes’ numerous hit songs, and watching my children sing and dance to the songs from A Chorus Line.”
In addition to Turchin, the production team consists of Artistic Producer Peter H. Gistelinck (Belgian/Dutch/German productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors, Playmate), with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Rupert Holmes, and Music Director/Conductor Todd Ellison (An American in Paris, Annie, La Cage, Spamalot, 42nd Street), in association with Terre Blair-Hamlisch and Jerry Lewis Films, Inc. The cast will be announced at a later date, along with the album’s release expected for spring 2024, which is also the 80th birthday celebration year of Marvin Hamlisch.
Executive Producer Jason Turchin is the visionary behind The Broadway Investor’s Club and TBIC Music Group, and an investor in many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including Sweeney Todd, 8-time Tony Award winning musical Hadestown, The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise, Merrily We Roll Along, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, and Anthony Rapp’s Without You.
For more information on The Nutty Professor the Musical and the upcoming album release, visit www.investingbroadway.com or follow TBIC Music Group and The Broadway Investor’s Club on social media.
About Marvin Hamlisch
A prolific and revered composer, Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) won nearly every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize for his music for A Chorus Line (awarded to the show’s writing and production team) making him a “PEGOT” winner (EGOT + Pulitzer). Mr. Hamlisch’s contributions to the world of music are extraordinary: he created music for more than forty films and received Oscars for his remarkable adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music in The Sting and his classic score and song for The Way We Were and is best known for his musical hits like A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success amongst many others including his very last musical The Nutty Professor. He created scores for renowned filmmakers Woody Allen, Robert Redford and Steven Soderbergh, and he even wrote a classic James Bond theme (“Nobody Does It Better” from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me). Mr. Hamlisch also served as the Music Director and arranger for Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour and the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert. He also held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic and The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. At the time of his passing in 2012, he was preparing to assume responsibilities as Principal Pops Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Hamlisch was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College. More info about Marvin Hamlisch can be found at https://www.hamlischawards.org and https://www.marvinhamlisch.com
About Rupert Holmes
Playwright, composer, lyricist, orchestrator, conductor, New York Times best-selling novelist, Billboard #1 platinum singer-songwriter, Rupert Holmes was the first person in theatrical history to singly win Tony® awards for Best Book, Music and Lyrics. His creation The Mystery of Edwin Drood also won the Tony® award for Best Musical and the identical awards from the New York Drama Desk. He teamed with Broadway legends Kander and Ebb, winning the Drama Desk for Best Book for the musical Curtains. His Broadway dramedy Say Goodnight, Gracie received a Tony nomination for Best Play and won the National Broadway Theatre Award. He has two Edgar Awards from The Mystery Writers of America and his first novel Where the Truth Lies was made into a motion picture starring Colin Firth. In 2023, his third mystery novel Murder Your Employer reached #6 on the New York Times Bestseller List as well as the Top Ten of the L.A. Times, Washington Post, and Associated Press. He recorded his first album of story songs in 1974 and soon was writing, arranging, and conducting recordings for Barbra Streisand, including her Lazy Afternoon album and songs for A Star is Born. Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, The Jets, Britney Spears, Renée Fleming, and countless others have recorded his music and lyrics; his own iconic hit “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” was a Billboard #1 record in 1979 and 1980 and has been heard in over 50 films. He created and wrote all 56 episodes of the critically acclaimed AMC series Remember WENN. In 2022 his alma mater The Manhattan School of Music awarded Holmes an honorary doctorate of music. He is most grateful to have had the privilege and joy of writing book and lyrics for the great Marvin Hamlisch’s last complete musical, The Nutty Professor.
About Jerry Lewis
As a consummate entertainer, world-renowned humanitarian, Nobel Prize nominee and cultural icon, Newsweek called Jerry Lewis one of “The Most Recognized Personalities on the Planet.”nThe top earning box office star in the world from 1952-56 with Dean Martin, then solo from 1957-64, his movies grossed over $800 Million leading him to receive global acclaim for his groundbreaking comedy and inspiring future performers and film-makers. Jerry was also one of the only 2 film stars of his time to write, produce, direct and star in his own movies. Throughout the course of his career he appeared in 50+ films, directed 12+ movies, produced 13 television specials, 3 television series, NBC radio shows, recorded numerous songs, starred in his own comic book series, authored 4 books, wowed the Broadway stage and appeared in thousands of venues all over the world. As most know, for over 60 years he had long been a tirelessly dedicated philanthropist, leading the fight against Muscular Dystrophy as the national chairman of the MDA. Jerry raised more than $2 billion for patient care and research and made the term “Jerry’s Kids” a part of the modern American lexicon. By creating the MDA Labor Day Telethon he taught the world about charitable giving. Some of the many awards he received included the U.S. Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service. The American Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The Oscar’s notable Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the prestigious Legion d’Honneur from the President of France. His familiar motto exemplified his love for humanity: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again!”
About TBIC Music Group
TBIC Music Group is a leading music production company and record label specializing in the creation and distribution of music for theater, film, and television. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, TBIC Music Group has become a driving force in the entertainment industry, working with some of the most talented artists and creatives in the business.
About The Broadway Investor’s Club
The Broadway Investor’s Club is an exclusive group of forward-thinking investors who share a passion for investing in Broadway, film, and music projects, founded by producers Jason Turchin and Kira Turchin. Group members have investments in many Broadway shows and developmental productions, including 8-time Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown, Sweeney Todd, The Wiz, Merrily We Roll Along, Anthony Rapp’s Without You, Parade, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, The Secret Garden, Be More Chill, The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise, Madagascar the Musical, Broadway-bound musicals National Lampoon’s Broadway Vacation, The Perfect Fit, Yes the Musical, When Playwrights Kill, and other projects.
About Jason Turchin, Esq.
Jason Turchin is an attorney, producer, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has been featured in media around the world, including CBS Evening News, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, and Rolling Stone. He is the Founder of The Broadway Investor’s Club and owner of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, a national law firm focusing on victim’s rights cases. Select Broadway investments: Hadestown, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise, On The Town, and Be More Chill.
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