Cynthia Erivo lit up the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night (July 30) for her debut show at the famed L.A. venue!
The Emmy-winning, Grammy-winning, and Tony-winning entertainer paid tribute to her favorite female artists during her show with the L.A. Philharmonic.
The orchestra kicked off the show with the overture from the musical Funny Girl and Cynthia segued into “Don’t Rain on My Parade” for her first song of the night. Throughout the evening, she performed the music of such greats as Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, and Roberta Flack.
The only song that Cynthia performed that was not by a female artist was Sting‘s “Fragile,” which she performed because she wanted to “touch on the year or two that we’ve been through.”
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The highlight of the evening was when Cynthia debuted her original song “You’re Not Here” from her upcoming debut album Ch. 1 Vs. 1, out on September 17. The emotional song about her journey and the loss of her father was met with a standing ovation from the crowd.
Among the stars in the audience were Lena Waithe, Matthew Morrison and his wife Renee, Amanda Kloots, John Barrowman, and more. At the end of the night, Lena hopped on stage to deliver a bouquet of flowers to Cynthia during the final bows.
Cynthia noted during the show that she had never been inside the Hollywood Bowl until one week ago!
Check out the full set list below…
Overture from Funny Girl (LA Phil only)
Don’t Rain on My Parade
Ne Me Quitte Pas
I Never Loved a Man
Ain’t No Way
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
You’re Not Here
I Who Have Nothing
MLK from Three Black Kings (LA Phil only)
Nothing Compares 2 U
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)
Freeway of Love