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Kristen Bell, Amber Riley join all-star cast for 'Hair' Hollywood Bowl production

By Daniel S Levine,

Kristen Bell will headline an all-star cast at this year’s A-list Hollywood Bowl production. The show for 2014 will be the iconic musical Hair and her co-stars include Amber Riley and Hunter Parrish.

The extremely limited production will run for just three days from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 at the Hollywood Bowl, notes the LA Times. Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars) will play Sheila, while Parrish (Weeds) will star as Claude. Riley (Glee) was cast as Dionne.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jenna Ushkowitz (also from Glee), Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girl), Benjamin Walker (a Broadway vet) and Beverly D’Angelo (who appeared in the 1979 film version of Hair) will also join the cast.

The cast was first announced by director Adam Shankman on Instagram.

Hair is one of the most iconic musicals from the last 50 years, debuting in 1967 on New York’s Public Theatre and later on Broadway in 1972. It was recently revived by the Public Theatre in 2008.

Star-studded Hollywood Bowl shows have become an annual tradition now. Last year, Ashlee Simpson and Drew Carey starred in Chicago. Other performances have included Hairspray with John Stamos and The Producers with Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

image courtesy of ACE/INFphoto.com

 

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