‘Rocketman’ launches into the awards race with a special performance

As credits rolled on a one of a kind screening of ROCKETMAN with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Thursday evening, Elton John and star Taron Egerton brought movie magic to life with an encore performance of best song hopeful “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.”

Guests lauded the duo with a standing ovation, while Elton welcomed to the stage the songwriter Bernie Taupin, stars Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard, and director Dexter Fletcher to commemorate the special screening. Amid cheers, Elton and Taron agreed to one more song, and concluded the evening with Elton on piano and Taron singing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me.”

Check out the clip and photos below!
 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Dexter Fletcher, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell, and Bernie Taupin attend Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Pete Townshend and Paramount Pictures chairman Jim Gianopulos attend Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: Hollywood Symphony Orchestra performs at Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: Elton John and Taron Egerton perform together during Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Jamie Bell, Taron Egerton, Bernie Taupin, Elton John and Dexter Fletcher attend Rocketman: Live in Concert at the GreekTheatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra performs during Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Nicola Austin

Lover of all things Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Disney, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Favourite superhero is Ms Marvel closely followed by Spider-Man.

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