The Hollywood Bowl has announced initial casting and creative team for its benefit performance of Sondheim on Sondheim, which will be presented July 23 at 7:30 PM.
The evening will feature Lewis Cleale, Carmen Cusack, Claybourne Elder, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ruthie Ann Miles, Matthew Morrison, Solea Pfeiffer, and Vanessa Williams, with additional cast members to be announced.
The Hollywood Bowl staging will be directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George) with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA, who will perform “Children Will Listen” alongside the Philharmonic. The production will be choreographed by Michele Lynch with lighting design by Ken Billington, new orchestrations by Michael Starobin, arrangements by David Loud, and video created and designed by Peter Flaherty.
The Hollywood Bowl production benefits the LA Philharmonic's flagship program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and its other educational initiatives.
Seen on Broadway in 2010, the musical journey through the life and career of Sondheim features tunes from Follies, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Passion, and more. Stage and screen star Williams was part of the Broadway cast, which also included Tony winner Barbara Cook.
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