Irons Cast in Hollywood Bowl Camelot|
13 May 2005
Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons will be part of the
cast of the Hollywood Bowl's summer presentation of Camelot.
The Bowl's official website says the stage and screen
star will join Melissa Errico — on Broadway earlier this season in
Dracula — for the Lerner and Loewe musical, which will be presented Aug.
14 at the famed Hollywood theatre.
As previously announced, Gordon Hunt will direct the
classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round
Table. The concert staging will also feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
under the direction of John Mauceri. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Last summer, the Bowl presented Michele Lee and
Christine Ebersole in Jerry Herman's Mame. Previous staged concert
productions at the Bowl include Errico and John Lithgow in My Fair Lady
and Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth in Meredith Willson's The Music
Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe
and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s
Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan.
5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert
Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and
Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You
Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and
the title tune.
Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his performance in
the original Broadway production of The Real Thing. The English actor
also won Academy and Golden Globe awards for his work in the 1990 film
"Reversal of Fortune." Irons was also Golden-Globe nominated for "The
Mission" and "Brideshead Revisited."
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