BBC Radio 2 is to pay tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch with a special Friday Night is Music Night concert.
Producer Anthony Cherry said the show, to be broadcast on December 7, will feature songs from Hamlisch’s stage shows and music from his film scores.
The concert will be presented by Ken Bruce, and the orchestra will be conducted by Larry Blank, who was a friend of Hamlisch.
Cherry said: “Friday Night is Music Night has played so much of Marvin’s music over the years, and we, of course, wanted to do a concert in tribute.
“We’ll cover every aspect of his output. Music from his musicals A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song, of course – The Way We Were, certainly. But we’ll also not be forgetting his film scores for Sophie’s Choice and The Sting, and dipping back to his earliest days with some of the pop material he wrote for Lesley Gore, including Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.”
He added: “It should be a moving as well as a joyous celebration of Marvin’s amazing talent.”
Tim Rice is set to appear at the concert, but the singers taking part have not yet been confirmed. Cherry said they would be “West End names”.
Hamlisch died on August 6, at the age of 68.