By Andrew Gans
29 Jan 2013
This season at the famed outdoor venue will kickoff June 22 at 8 PM with the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert. Those artists who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date. Previous inductees include Kathleen Battle, Joshua Bell, Garth Brooks, The Carpenters, Sarah Chang, Harry Connick Jr., Roger Daltrey, Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Sir James Galway, Josh Groban, George Harrison, Marilyn Horne, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Henry Mancini, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Founding Director John Mauceri, Reba McEntire, Liza Minnelli, Monty Python, Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Bonnie Raitt, John Raitt, Carlos Santana, Frank Sinatra, the Smothers Brothers, Leopold Stokowski, Donna Summer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, André Watts, John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.
The staging of the hit Broadway musical Chicago will be presented July 26-28. Casting and creative team will be announced closer to the event. In recent years, the Bowl has presented stagings of Hairspray, Rent, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables and more.
Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will also take the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for concerts Aug. 23-24. She will be joined by musical director/conductor Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The singing actress will offer tunes from her Broadway, television and film successes as well as personal favorites. A spectacular fireworks show will cap off the evenings.
The Off-Broadway sensation Blue Man Group will play the Bowl Sept. 6-7. Thomas Wilkins will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. "The unique and dynamic partnership of Blue Man Group and orchestra will present a special blend of music, comedy, and theatrics, which is sure to delight and inspire," according to the Bowl.
Other events of interest to theatre fans include a Grease Sing-A-Long July 13, an ABBA FEST Sept. 8 and a Sing-A-Long Sound of Music with host Melissa Peterman Sept. 21.
For more information visit Hollywoodbowl.com.