UPDATE: Conan O’Brien told Buzzfeed that he’ll be joining the cast at the Hollywood Bowl to perform “The Monorail Song” from “Marge vs. the Monorail.” O’Brien wrote the classic episode that aired in 1993.
The Simpson family has been everywhere over the course of 25 years and more than 500 episodes, but this September they’ll appear live on stage for the first time. The Simpsons Take the Bowl will hit the Hollywood Bowl on September 12th, 13th, and 14th for three special shows hosted by Simpsons cast member Hank Azaria — the man behind every Springfieldian from Apu Nahasapeemapetilon to Moe Szyslak — and a number of special guests.
Azaria will be joined by the familiar voices of Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith, who voice Bart and Lisa Simpson, respectively, as well as a bevy of beloved Simpsons guest stars including Jon Lovitz, Beverly D’Angelo and “Weird Al” Yankovic (more guests will be announced in the future). Series creator Matt Groening will also be on hand to regale the crowd with behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
For the event, the Hollywood Bowl will be transformed into a immersive world that brings the town of Springfield to life. Along with live performances from the various guests, selected scenes from the show’s 25 seasons, as well as never-before-seen clips, will be shown on the Bowl’s big screen while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra provides live musical accompaniment.
Ticket information for The Simpsons Take the Bowl will be available over on the Hollywood Bowl’s website. The big show will begin at 8 p.m. on September 12th and 13th, but will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 14th.
Ahead of the Hollywood Bowl shows and the premiere of the The Simpsons‘ 26th season this fall, television network FXX will air all 552 episodes of the hit cartoon in order over the course of 12 days, from August 21st to September 1st. The massive marathon coincides with the show’s debut on FX’s FXNOW app, which will allow fans to stream the show whenever they want. Last year, FXX’s parent company FX scored exclusive rights to every episode of The Simpsons in a whopping deal that cost an estimated $500 million.