Hollywood Bowl Announces CHICAGO as Summer Musical; Plus Concerts by Chenoweth & More
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced the Hollywood Bowl summer 2013 subscription series and single events for its 92nd season at the historic venue. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most renowned summer cultural venues in the world and has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1922.
The 2013 summer season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and features a wide variety of the world's greatest artists from all genres of music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at its core. New subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available starting today and the Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales in early May.
"Gustavo Dudamel returns for his fourth season at the Hollywood Bowl, a venue cherished by him and by the people of Los Angeles, who have made the Bowl an essential part of summer for generations," said Deborah Borda, LA Phil President and Chief Executive Officer. "This season Gustavo's programs celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with performances of his Requiem and a concert presentation of his renowned opera Aida. The iconic Bowl stage will also play host to an impressive lineup of guest artists from across the musical spectrum, including returning friends Michael Tilson Thomas, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth and John Williams. Herbie Hancock, entering his fourth season as Creative Chair for Jazz, and Thomas Wilkins, Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, also return, collaborating with an array of the world's greatest musicians.
Chicago: The Musical (July 26-28)
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse * Music by John Kander * Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins
All-star cast to be announced
Come on babe, we're gonna paint the town... it's Chicago, the brilliantly sexy tale of
fame, fortune and all that jazz. Set amid the razzle-dazzle of the 1920s, this winner
of six Tony Awards will come to decadent life with a sensational all-star cast in a
one-of-a-kind Bowl production, steaming up the night with sass, brass and a#$.
Kristin Chenoweth (Aug 23/24)
Los Angeles Philharmonic * Mary-Mitchell Campbell, conductor Emmy- and Tony-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Hollywood Bowl with her first solo show, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a special evening of music and more. The uniquely talented and acclaimed star performs her Broadway, television and film successes, as well as some personal favorites, time-honored greats and entertaining surprises. A spectacular fireworks show caps off the evening.
For more information, and a full schedule, click here.