Gordon Hunt to Direct My Fair Lady Concert at Hollywood Bowl

News   Gordon Hunt to Direct My Fair Lady Concert at Hollywood Bowl
Continuing its tradition of presenting Broadway musicals in a concert setting, the Hollywood Bowl will offer the Tony-winning My Fair Lady this summer.

On Sunday, Aug. 3 — as part of its Weekend Spectaculars series—the Hollywood Bowl will present the famed Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical. Gordon Hunt will direct the one-night-only event, featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Casting has yet to be announced. Last summer, the Bowl presented "Will & Grace"'s Eric McCormack and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in a concert version of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. That evening also included the talents of Jason Graae, Brooks Almy, Ruth Williamson, Lyle Kanouse and Lenny Wolpe.

My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956, ran for more than six years and won nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The score contains such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for My Fair Lady are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.

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