Tony winner Julie Andrews will host the June 22 Opening Night at the Bowl, which will feature a performance by 2012 Hall of Fame inductee McEntire. Thomas Wilkins will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Founded in 2000, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame celebrates those "consummate creators and performers, who, through their talent and effort, have established themselves as true superstars and whose contributions to the arts have made them part of the fabric of American culture," according to press notes.
Previous inductees include Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Donna Summer, The Carpenters, Josh Groban, Sir James Galway, Liza Minnelli, Placido Domingo, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Brian Wilson and Sarah Chang, among others. Additional 2012 inductees will be announced.
In other Hollywood Bowl news, multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman, who directed and choreographed the original Broadway production of The Producers, will handle the same duties for the Bowl's upcoming production of the Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical. Performances are scheduled for July 27-29. Casting will be announced at a later time.
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