Justin Hurwitz to conduct live La La Land concert, tour announced
You might not be able to soar across the night sky with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but Lionsgate has lined up the next best thing.
The studio announced Monday it will debut La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, featuring Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz conducting the best picture-nominated film’s original music — including the song “City of Stars” — with a 100-piece orchestra, choir, and jazz ensemble as the film plays. Fireworks will also accompany two performances, scheduled to take place over Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.
Following the Hollywood Bowl premiere, La La Land in Concert is scheduled to debut in select locations around the world, including in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, and Switzerland. Domestically, the traveling concert will visit Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, and Washington, D.C., with additional markets to be revealed. Further locations will be announced in the near future.
“For me, one of the most thrilling and fulfilling parts of making La La Land was scoring the film to a live orchestra: a hundred phenomenal local musicians playing in real-time to the Technicolor images, bringing Justin’s compositions to vivid life. I couldn’t be more excited to share that experience with audiences this summer, let alone in a setting as epic and as quintessentially ‘L.A.’ as the Hollywood Bowl,” director Damien Chazelle said via press statement. Hurwitz added: “Damien made a beautiful tribute to Los Angeles with La La Land, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the film’s music at an L.A. landmark with incredible L.A. musicians.”
La La Land, a contemporary musical about the rollercoaster romance between two struggling creatives (Gosling, Stone) in Hollywood, won six Oscars at the Feb. 26 Academy Awards ceremony, including best actress and best director. In January, it scored 14 total Oscar nods — tying the record it currently holds alongside James Cameron’s Titanic and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve. To date, the film has grossed $396.4 million (and counting) at the worldwide box office.
Tickets for La La Land‘s Hollywood Bowl shows go on sale Friday, March 10 at 3 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster. Lionsgate urges attendees to dress in vintage Hollywood garb or costumes inspired by the film.
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