“La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration” will have its world premiere at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl on Memorial Day weekend, Lionsgate announced Monday.
Justin Hurwitz will conduct the Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning song “City of Stars,” which will be performed by a 100-pierce symphony orchestra, choir and jazz ensemble accompanied by the film’s original vocal recordings.
“La La Land” was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who won an Academy Award for Best Director last weekend. It stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles.
“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 ‘LA’ as the Hollywood Bowl,” said Chazelle in a statement.
“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 LA landmark with incredible LA musicians,” added Hurwitz.
The world premiere, on May 26 and May 27, will feature unique pre-show opportunities as well as a grand firework presentation. Vintage Hollywood-inspired dress is encouraged.
Tickets will go on sale March 10 on ticketmaster.com.
Following its world premiere, “La La Land in Concert” will debut in cities around the world including the United Kingdrom, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, and Switzerland, with additional locations to be announced. In the United States, select cities include Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Antonio & Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, and Washington, D.C., with additional cities to be announced.
“La La Land” won six Academy Awards including Best Actress for Stone and has grossed nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office.