Additional Hollywood Bowl 2012 Season Updates:
Martin Nievera Joins Line-up for Apl.de.ap Takes You to the Philippines – A Celebration of Global Filipino Music (July 8)
Susan Stroman Directs and Choreographs The Producers (July 27 – 29)
The Go-Go’s, The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels and Bow Wow Wow Perform For Totally ‘80s Hollywood Bowl (Sept. 29)
Five or More subscriptions available beginning on March 13; Single Tickets On Sale Saturday, May 5
Opening Night at the Bowl
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Reba McEntire, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee
Reba McEntire, the reigning Queen of Country, is the best-selling female country artist of all time. Reba's talents have taken her far beyond the world of music, into Broadway (Annie Get Your Gun) and television, most notably in her award-winning hit sitcom, Reba. She last appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in the 2007 production of the Broadway musical South Pacific. In special recognition of her accomplishments and extraordinary career, Reba will perform and be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame as part of Opening Night at the Bowl, hosted this year by the legendary actress Julie Andrews. Founded in 2000, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concerts celebrate 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. Reba joins previous inductees Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Donna Summer, The Carpenters, Josh Groban, Sir James Galway, Liza Minnelli, Placido Domingo, Brian Wilson, Sarah Chang, and many more. The annual Hall of Fame concerts benefit the LA Phil and its education programs. Additional 2012 inductees to be announced.
Apl.de.ap Takes You to the Philippines – A Celebration of Global Filipino Music
Members of the Black Eyed Peas - Will.i.am & Taboo
Harana Kings – featuring Florante Aguilar, Felipe Alonzo, Romeo Bergunio and Celestino Aniel
Lou Diamond Phillips, co-host
July 8, 2012
Black Eyed Peas rapper and DJ Apl.de.ap celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind music and dance party, from pop and traditional Pinoy artists to hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and beyond, for the Hollywood Bowl’s first-ever celebration dedicated to Filipino music and culture.
Martin Nievera, dubbed the "Concert King" of the Philippines, has been the unofficial ambassador of Philippine music to a worldwide audience for the past 25 years. The son of legendary Society of Seven original member Bert Nievera, Martin has performed to sold-out concert audiences from London to Dubai, Los Angeles to Toronto and Melbourne to Japan. His name is synonymous with Philippine pop ballads and contemporary music. He has graced many stages with his friends Patti Austin, Kenny Loggins and Brian McKnight; and Michael Buble invited Martin to join him on stage in Atlantic City. Martin was the first Filipino performer to headline a Las Vegas concert series at the Golden Nugget. He is currently one of the hosts of the popular TFC series ASAP and will again be seen in the upcoming Philippine version of X-Factor. He will be making his Carnegie Hall debut this coming October.
July 27 – 29, 2012
Susan Stroman, winner of the Tony award for both direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of The Producers, will direct and choreograph the fully staged production of The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl. Based on Mel Brooks’ Oscar-winning 1968 film, this Broadway smash hit won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. In 2005, Stroman made her directorial debut as a feature filmmaker with a film adaptation of The Producers, which was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards.
*With score and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and originally directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.
Totally ‘80s Hollywood Bowl
The Psychedelic Furs
Bow Wow Wow
September 29, 2012
The Hollywood Bowl’s Totally ‘80s concerts are quickly becoming an annual tradition and totally awesome end-of-summer celebration. This year, the Go-Go’s return to the Hollywood Bowl after 30 years. . The Go-Go’s pioneered a genre and inspired a generation with their music, including the 1982 smash Vacation. Joining them are three radical bands – The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels and Bow Wow Wow – who also scored big in ’82. Released that summer was The Psychedelic Furs’ classic “Love My Way,” The Motels’ brooding “Only the Lonely,” and Bow Wow Wow’s breakthrough remake “I Want Candy.”
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