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A new Kermit goes Hollywood as 'The Muppets Take the Bowl'

A new Kermit goes Hollywood as 'The Muppets Take the Bowl'

Kermit the Frog left his swamp for Hollywood decades ago, and his adventures assembling his motley Muppet crew along the way were famously recounted in “The Muppet Movie.” Though he’s spent most of his life putting on shows, he’s never done one at the Hollywood Bowl, until now.

For three nights beginning Friday, Kermit and company will go from the screen to live on stage in “The Muppets Take the Bowl.”

Bill Barretta, who has been with the Muppets since 1991 and is the production’s “puppet captain,” said the idea of doing a live show has been discussed for years. But the success of last year’s performance by the all-Muppet Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem band at the Outside...

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