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  • Lorna Luft Announced as Special Guest for Barry Manilow
  • May. 2, 2019

    Friday & Saturday, September 6-7, 2019



    Los Angeles, CA (May 2, 2019) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today that Lorna Luft will return to the Hollywood Bowl, joining Barry Manilow as a special guest in the previously announced performances on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7.  

    Born to the legendary Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna began her career on her mother’s TV show at the age of eleven. This summer, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland’s passing, Lorna Luft’s Hollywood Bowl performances will celebrate her mother’s songbook. Judy Garland first performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 1941. Lorna Luft continues to honor these memories with her book, A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away, which was released in September last year to great acclaim, and in her one-woman show and CD, Songs My Mother Taught Me. 

    Lorna Luft went on to perform on Broadway in Promises, Promises; Snoopy, the Musical; and Extremities. She has performed in domestic and international productions of They’re Playing Our Song; Guys and Dolls; Grease; The Wizard of Oz; Holiday Inn; and White Christmas. She appeared on film and TV in Grease 2; Where the Boys Are (’84); and Trapper John, M.D. Lorna co-produced Life with Judy Garland, the Emmy®-winning miniseries based on her memoir Me and My Shadows. 

    Though they have been close friends for over 47 years, this will be the first time that Lorna Luft and Barry Manilow have shared the Hollywood Bowl stage. Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “The Showman of Our Generation,” Grammy®, Emmy®, and Tony® Award winner Barry Manilow brings two nights of non-stop hits to the Hollywood Bowl stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles, including 12 No.1 and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the No.1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

    Full program:
    Friday, September 6, 8PM
    Saturday, September 7, 8PM

    Barry Manilow with Orchestra
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Lorna Luft, special guest

    Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl are currently available, individual tickets will go on sale Sunday May 5 at 10 AM PST online at or via phone at 323 850 2000.

    Hollywood Bowl
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, and in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies,, 213 972 3422 
    Press Office,, 213 972 3034 
    For Lorna Luft: Victoria Varela,