Reiner says he played 'And So It Goes' pianist after Shaiman, Shaffer passed on the role

Reiner says he played 'And So It Goes' pianist after Shaiman, Shaffer passed on the role

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) --Director-producer Rob Reiner says he cast himself as Artie the piano player in "And So It Goes" because two well-known musicians he liked were unavailable.
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Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Liza Minnelli is to play herself on the Broadway-themed drama series "Smash," NBC announced Tuesday.
Shaiman named Oscar music director

Shaiman named Oscar music director

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Composer Marc Shaiman has agreed to serve as music director for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the show's producers said.
Sam Mendes developing 'Chocolate' musical

Sam Mendes developing 'Chocolate' musical

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- British theater and movie director Sam Mendes is producing a stage musical adaptation of the children's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Black plays Jesus in 'Prop. 8' musical

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jack Black plays Jesus Christ in the new online video "Prop. 8 -- The Musical."
Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

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Pfeiffer plays villain in 'Hairspray' film

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Martin Short no longer a one-man show

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Tony Award winner Martin Short is being joined in his upcoming Broadway show by Mary Birdsong of "Reno 911" and "Mad TV's" Nicole Parker.

Sarah Jessica Parker tries musical comedy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker is on board to star in the big screen musical comedy "Slammer," it was announced Friday.

'South Park' composer takes on 'Bob'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- "South Park" movie songwriter Marc Shaiman -- a five-time Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner -- has joined the crew of "Bob the Musical."

'Hairspray' the movie comes together

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Adam Shankman will direct and choreograph New Line Cinema's screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Hairspray," it was announced Thursday.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Marc Shaiman Oscar music director

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Composer Marc Shaiman will serve as musical director and conductor at the 76th Academy Awards Presentation, producer Joe Roth has announced.
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Marc Shaiman
NYP2003051424 - NEW YORK, MAY 14 (UPI) Noted film composer Marc Shaiman 2003 Tony Award nominee in the catagory of Best Original Score for his work on "Hairspray" poses at the May 14, 2003 Tony Award nominees luncheon. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is an American composer, lyricist, arranger, and performer for films, television, and theatre.

Shaiman was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Claire (née Goldfein) and William Robert Shaiman. He lives in both Los Angeles and New York City. Shaiman and Scott Wittman have been partners in life and collaborators in theater since 1979.

Shaiman started his career as a theatre/cabaret musical director. He then became vocal arranger for Bette Midler, eventually becoming her musical director and co-producer of many of her recordings, including The Wind Beneath My Wings and From a Distance. He helped create the material for her performance on the penultimate Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. His work with both Bette Midler and Billy Crystal led to his involvement on their films.

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