Richard Chamberlain, a two-time Golden Globe award-winner for his performances in such TV series as "Shogun" and "The Thornbirds," will return to L.A. as the star of the touring The Sound of Music, which will check into the Pantages Theatre for eight performances only, March 1-5.
With music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein III, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, The Sound of Music is arguably the world's most popular musical, having run for 1,443 performances on Broadway and become the most successful movie musical of all time.
Chamberlain's most recent Broadway credits include Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and the 1993-94 My Fair Lady, which also toured the U.S. with great success. Starring with him in Music is Meg Tolin as Maria Rainer, with whom he first performed in My Fair Lady. Tolin also appeared in both the Toronto and Broadway productions of Showboat, and in Tommy Tune's Grand Hotel.
Music is directed by Susan H. Schulman, whose past credits include the Tony Award-winning The Secret Garden and Circle in the Square's revival of Sweeney Todd. The rest of the creative team includes Heidi Ettinger (sets), Paul Gallo (lights), Catherine Zuber (costumes), and Tony Meola (sound).
The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (213) 365-3500 or Ticketmaster.