Jeremy Irons Cast in Hollywood Bowl Camelot

News   Jeremy Irons Cast in Hollywood Bowl Camelot Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons will be part of the cast of the Hollywood Bowl's summer presentation of Camelot.
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Jeremy Irons in "The Merchant of Venice" Photo by Sony

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 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.

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."

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.