Lea Michele To Make Hollywood Cabaret Debut 8/15-8/16
Spring Awakening star Lea Michele will be performing at Upright Cabaret in Mark's Restaurant (861 N. La Cienega Blvd) on August 15-16, 2008. Just prior to the concert on August 8-10th Michele will be performing in the Les Miserables concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Her performance at Mark's will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (who also will be directing the Les Miserables concert) with musical direction by Ben Toth. The show is being produced by Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=25950.
Lea Michele starred on Broadway in Spring Awakening as Wendla, receiving a 2007 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She also performed in Fiddler On The Roof (Shprintze and Chava), Ragtime (Little Girl) and Les Miserables (Young Cosette). Off Broadway she appeared in Hot and Sweet (Naleen) and Spring Awakening (Wendla). Her regional credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne) at Round House Theater, Ragtime (Little Girl) at Toronto's Ford Center. In workshop productions, she was seen in Samson and Delilah (Delilah), King (Anisette), Spring Awakening (Wendla) and Wuthering Heights (Lucy). Her TV credits include "The Big Ten," "Third Watch," and "Guiding Light."
The Hollywood Bowl will also feature the talents of Rosie O'Donnell (Madame Thenardier), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Javert), J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), Melora Hardin (Fantine), John Lloyd Young (Marius), Michael McCormick (Mssr.Thenardier) and Michelle Maika (Cosette).The director will be Richard Jay-Alexander, with Musical Director Kevin Stites, conducting The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.Les Miserables at The Hollywood Bowl is being presented by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh and Music Theatre International. Line producers are Steve Linder of IMG Artists and Brian Grohl from LA Phil/Hollywood Bowl. The casting directors, as credited in Los Angeles, are Bruce Newberg and Ani Karusel.The three performances of Les Miserables will be Friday, August 8, 2008, 8:30 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2008, 8:30 PM and Sunday, August 10, 2008, 7:30 PM. Single tickets go on sale on May 10th. Group and Subscriber tickets are on sale now. For more information visit www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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