Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam.
Mamma Mia! will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson, with book by Catherine Johnson. Mamma Mia! was originally conceived by Judy Craymer. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Mamma Mia! will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl this summer - Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM, with single tickets on sale Saturday, May 6.
Corbin Bleu comes from an extensive background in film, television and the theater. He is probably best known for the Emmy Award-winning High School Musical franchise. Bleu partnered with Karina Smirnoff on the seventeenth season of Dancing with the Stars, placing a close second. His Broadway credits include Ted in Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical and Jesus in the revival of Godspell, which followed his rave reviews as Usnavi in In the Heights. Another stage highlight was appearing in Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl as Seaweed opposite Harvey Fierstein and Marrisa Jaret Winokur.
Dove Cameron is best known for playing the dual role as both title characters in Disney's Liv and Maddie for four seasons, as well as starring in Disney's Descendants as Mal, Maleficent's daughter; she will reprise that role in Descendants 2, which is set to premiere on July 21 simultaneously on ABC, Freeform, Lifetime, Disney XD and Disney Channel. Dove also recently appeared on NBC's Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. She has made guest appearances on a wide variety of television shows, including Showtime's Shameless, ABC's Malibu Country, Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man and CBS's The Mentalist.
Lea DeLaria currently appears as Big Boo on the hit Netflix show, Orange is the New Black. The role has garnered her three SAG Awards. Her other TV credits include Showtime's Californication, Comedy Central's Broad City, CBC's Baroness Von Sketch, NBC's Law & Order: SVU, Will and Grace and Friends. Selected film credits include The First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, and Edge of Seventeen, along with Pixar's upcoming Cars 3. DeLaria appeared on Broadway as Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show and as Hildy in The Public Theatre's On the Town (Obie, Theatre World Awards). Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label; her sixth, House of David, was released in 2015.
Grammy-Award winning country superstar Jennifer Nettles made her Broadway debut in 2015 as Roxie Hart in Chicago and joined the cast of the NBC Dolly Parton television biopic, Coat of Many Colors. Her career has garnered earned eight #1 singles, over 22 million in worldwide sales and numerous awards from American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music, and the Country Music Association. The multi-media maven has also won five ASCAP awards highlighting her songwriting prowess. Nettles has shared the stage with Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, Idina Menzel, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, among others.
Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, wrapped a two-month run on Broadway starring as "Billy Flynn" in Chicago last summer. He has also appeared on stage in West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El diluvio que viene and the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings. He began his career as a singer, performing alongside Cuban icons Amaury Gutierrez and Pancho Cespedes, before going on to star in the mega hit telenovelas Mi Eres Tu and La Fea Mas Bella in his native Mexico. He has starred in award-winning films including Pulling Strings, 200 Cartas (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda) and 7 Dias, which earned him Best Supporting Actor honors from the Premios ACE and the Mexican Cinema Journalists. Camil's career continued to skyrocket following star turns in the gender-bending comedy Por Ella Soy Eva and the fish-out-of-water romp Que Pobres Tan Ricos. He has recorded four platinum-selling albums.
Director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy.