Gordon Hunt to Direct Camelot at Hollywood Bowl

News   Gordon Hunt to Direct Camelot at Hollywood Bowl Continuing its tradition of presenting Broadway musicals in a concert setting, the Hollywood Bowl will offer the award-winning Camelot in summer 2005.

On Sunday, Aug. 14 the Hollywood Bowl will present the famed Lerner and Loewe musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Gordon Hunt will direct the one-night-only event featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Show time is 7:30 PM; casting has yet to be announced. Last summer, the Bowl presented Michele Lee and Christine Ebersole in Jerry Herman's Mame. Previous staged concert productions at the Bowl include John Lithgow and Melissa Errico in My Fair Lady and Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth in Meredith Willson's The Music Man.

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.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for Mame are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.