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Melissa Errico Cast in Hollywood Bowl Camelot; Patrick Stewart in Negotiations
14 Mar 2005
Melissa Errico, on Broadway earlier this season in Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, has been cast in the upcoming Hollywood Bowl presentation of Camelot.
Errico's official website says the actress will be part of the Lerner and Loewe musical, which will be presented Aug. 14 at the famed Hollywood theatre. The actress' website also says that stage and screen star Patrick Stewart is in negotiations to play the King.
As previously announced, Gordon Hunt will direct the classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The concert staging will also feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Last summer, the Bowl presented Michele Lee and Christine Ebersole in Jerry Herman's Mame. Previous staged concert productions at the Bowl include Errico and John Lithgow in My Fair Lady and Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth in Meredith Willson's The Music Man.
Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and the title tune.
Melissa Errico began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour, Dracula and the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Errico's recent Off-Broadway credits include Finian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for Mame are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.