Overture cut from La La Land reinstated for the concert tour
LOS ANGELES — “La La Land” is getting its overture back.
An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that begins later this month at the Hollywood Bowl.
The film’s Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz says the overture is one of two new pieces of music that will be played during the live shows. It was cut after test screenings so the film could open with the jubilant “Another Day of Sun,” featuring Hamilton’s Amanda Balen and dancers atop cars stuck on a Los Angeles freeway. The other is a new piece of music that joins together several key melodies from the film.
The “La La Land In Concert: A Live-toFilm Celebration” is scheduled for 50 performances in the U.S. and internationally.
“La La Land” was nominated for a historytying 14 Academy Awards and won six Oscars in February.
Amanda Balen “conducting” the dancers in the opening number of “La La Land.”