As previously announced, the cast of the 7:30 PM concert will feature Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, Melissa Errico as Guenevere and Paxton Whitehead as Sir Pellinore. The threesome will now be joined by James Barbour as Lancelot, Orson Beane as Merlyn, Malcolm Gets as Mordred, Benjamin Platt as Tom of Warwick, Thomas Ian Griffith as Sir Dinadan, Melissa Hoff as Nimue, Anthony Meindl as Sir Lionel and Kevin Earley as Sir Sagramore. 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 and the Mitch Hanlon Singers.
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 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.